6 Tips to Deal With a Flirty Coworker
As if work pressure isn’t enough stress, many women all over the world also have to deal with unwanted advances from their colleagues. The general misconception is that things in life are quite smooth for pretty women, but it is certainly not so. Most of them have to tactfully avoid the flirting that they are subjected to, either by the superiors or the coworkers. Here are some ways by which you can deal such a problem at your workplace.
1. Keep talking to the bare minimum
Entertaining a flirtatious guy can feel flattering and your ego would feel boosted. But if you have started to feel uncomfortable by too much of it, then you should start maintaining a distance from the flirt. Talk to him only when professionally required otherwise keep yourself occupied with work during other times and give him subtle signs that you are not interested in talking to him.
2. Don’t be rude
A flirt is more often than not just a harmless flirt. Some of them stop chasing a woman after they don’t get any response from her while some continue with their pursuit. Talk to him one on one and let him know that you are not feeling comfortable in the office due to this behavior and would only like to maintain professional and friendly relations with him. Don’t be rude while doing so because being rude should be your last option not your first.
3. Stick around with female coworkers if you can
If you are alone more often than with someone, chances are that men will zero in on you as opposed to other females who are always seen together. They will never dare to flirt openly in front of two or more women. So stick around and make friends with the females at your workplace. In this way you get new friends and you eliminate the unwanted flirtatious behavior.