little man syndrome

Postby coffeelove3 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:57 pm

I work with a guy in a office who has the worst little man syndrome I've ever seen. At first I thought "oh how funny" now its annoying and irritating. Let me explain- He is about 4'8-4'9, around his late 40s, mexican, not in grat physical shape-he has that beer belly (but says he doesn't drink)

I started working in this office a few years ago and everyone was real pleasant- the work is sometimes stressful but easy and the newly married boss is madly in love so hes always in a good mood. Mostly everyone is in a good mood but this one short man.... among all the other men in the office that are 5'11 and taller- He is the loudest.. always walking with such purpose like he has somewhere sooo important to go -hes always walking like hes late.

he loud, not just his voice- everything he fkn does has to be loud. laughing, talking on the phone, eating, drinking, coming in and out of the office- he has to announce his coming in and leaving.

always has to complain or try and correct someone- like validating himself. not really trying to tech the person. just a "look at me"

and now it is just old and I can't stand the man. I always say good morning, goodbye, and have a good weekend- because duh-I'm at work. But other than that I limit the amount of conversations.
I'm just really annoyed and wish the office was bigger so I could not have to deal with him.

Does anyone else have to deal with a guy like this?
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:17 pm

Several times in life I have dealt with similar. Like you, I just limit contact. When I have been unable to limit contact, I have been very direct except in one case where the person had power over a major issue in my life. In that case, I was fortunate that time repositioned him and then I was able to use his peers to correct the situation.

One thing to consider, is that you are probably not the only one that finds his behavior difficult to deal with. Give it time, don't burn any bridges and keep on the path of limiting contact when you can. When the time is right you may find an opportunity to resolve the situation.
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