When you're dealing with an office jerk, it can be easy to let your emotions get the best of you.
After all, confrontation isn't easy for everyone.
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So it might be tempting to just get things over with and call the person out.
But according to Robert Sutton, professor of management at Stanford University and author of "The No **** Rule" and "The **** Survival Guide," this would be a huge mistake.
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He told Business Insider it's crucial to take a deep breath before tangling with the bane of your professional existence.
"Most of us human beings have pretty limited self-awareness," he said. "To the extent you can slow down and do a sanity check, and ask, 'Am I just crazy or are they treating me like dirt?' you'll be in better shape."