I'm sure we all work with one or two self centered people in our places of employment.
What strategies do you use to maintain your composure and grace while dealing with these people?
I work with someone who is extremely self centered in every way possible. She feels that the earth revolves around her. She will attend meetings that start at 1pm, with a full and complete take out meal. She chomps away on her McD's french fries in the board room, where the other 10 people in the room are sipping on water. When confronted or asked to refrain from eating, she will whine "but I'm HUnNnnNnnNnnnngry!!!!!"
I'm having a hard time staying polite with her. I want to scream "It's NOT ALL ABOUT YOU, ALL OF THE TIME!!!!!"
She is an only child....and acts like a 30 year old toddler, complete with temper tantrums, tears and the works.
My current method is to interact as minimally as possible, and let someone else do the complaining about her for now. I have to work closely on a project with her, and I think I will take the "First Snugasabug will do this...THEN SelfishOne will do THAT..." and be positive and directive. I think sharing the work is asking for trouble.
Any other tips from my likeminded friends? My lip biting is starting to hurt!