Working with difficult people may seem hard at first. This is because they are simply hard to please. When you work with difficult people, you will often find yourself trying so hard to get to their good side to no avail. These types of people will always pinpoint even the littlest mistake you're going to make. They make it their life's purpose to make your life your life harder. But knowing how to work with difficult people will be an advantage for you especially if you have to work with them. In your work environment, there will always be someone who is not willing to go with the plan or cooperate with you. There will always be someone whose habit is to turn down all your ideas no matter how great you think they are. These kind of people are the ones who always have a negative attitude in everything.
Learning to get along with these difficult people is important because you not only show them that you are not affected by their negativity, but you also show them that you are the better person compared to them. But not all difficult people lack positive characteristics. Difficult people, no matter how hard it is to believe, have a little positivity in them. They can come up with bright and positive ideas from time to time. When someone you know comes up with a positive idea, get them to talk about this more. If their negative characteristic come up while you're talking, try not to react negatively. This will only fuel up their negativity. Instead, just keep on being encouraging. This will help get them back to the positivity that they started with. If you do this, they will eventually realize that they actually don't need to get all negative just to prove their point.
In dealing with difficult people, try to be the first one to convey niceness. If you do this, you will make it easier for yourself to deal with them. You cannot change the way difficult people act towards others. You have no control over that. However, you can definitely control the way you deal with them. You have control over your reactions and the way you react to them will show them the kind of person that you are. Since you are not difficult like them, act towards them like their negative comments don't bother you and continue to always remain positive through the course of your conversation. They will get tired and eventually give up with all the negative comments they can come up with. If you stay positive, you will most likely influence them to be positive as well.
To get along with difficult people, it's very important that you never ever let them get to you. Don't take their criticisms and negative comments personally. Difficult people just tend to take their frustrations on others so don't think that their attack is for you personally because they will just tend to vent on the next person they have an encounter with which coincidentally is you. Don't be intimidated by this negative aura that they have. If you don't know how to shield yourself from the negativity that they let out, you will find it difficult to to get along with them.