12 Irritating Co-Worker Types to Avoid

Every tech pro encounters his fair share of annoying co-workers, but they come in many shapes and forms. To help you quickly identify who you’re dealing with, CIO.com highlights these 12 office personality types so you can avoid awkward and annoying situations.
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Co-Workers and Their Bad Habits

Tech companies want to cram employees in open workspaces to promote better collaboration, but is this really a good idea? There is such a thing as spending too much time with co-workers. Bouncing ideas off each other can lead to personality clashes. A co-worker's annoying quirks will no doubt get on your nerves.

How should you deal with them? Geoffrey James, author of Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know, offers some sound advice: “Ultimately, the best way to look at irritating co-workers is with a sense of humor, especially since your co-workers probably think you’re pretty irritating sometimes, too.”

Here are a dozen types of co-workers and their bad habits.

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