- Step 1: Be kind Greet people, smile, and cultivate a persuasive manner and tone in relationships with coworkers. Even if you dislike someone, your good behavior reduces tension.
- Step 2: Go along Go along with innocent comments or humor and don't be overly sensitive. Give people room if you sense that your habits annoy them.
- Step 3: Forgive and consider others Forgive instead of harboring grudges. Remember that most people are doing the best they can. Discuss things and listen sensitively to find areas of agreement.
- Step 4: Admit mistakes Admit when you're wrong, take criticism, and show appreciation for the effort others make to reach out.
- TIP: Drawing attention to yourself only alienates people -- let others have the spotlight.
- Step 5: Lend a hand Lend a hand or an ear in all situations, establishing yourself as the "go-to" person. Don't speak until you're sure what you say is true, kind, and necessary.
- Step 6: Cooperate and joke Use humor to cooperate or lighten the mood. Try to understand and respect others, and enjoy getting along with those around you.
- FACT: Research shows that children who grow up with one or more siblings get along better with their classmates in kindergarten than do only-children.
You Will Need
- Positive attitude
- Easygoing manner