I have a new coworker. She’s been here a little while. I can’t figure out why I don’t like her, but the verdict is in, & I definitely don’t like her. Help me GT!

I can’t decide if she doesn’t listen to other people, or if she just has to be right. Or that she needs to have the last word. I mean, all of these things apply, but I’m not sure which is the reason I’m finding it so hard to like her. People who don’t listen drive me batshit crazy and I start being too honest, in reaction to them. What do they care? They don’t hear me anyway! People who don’t listen only wait for their turn to speak and tell you how right they are in their opinion or scientific fact. That is not a conversation; it is a lecture.

The person who gets the last word is the winner, right? I mean, most of the time I didn’t know there was a battle, until I’d lost. I have neither the energy nor the fucks to give, to teach her how to be an adult and converse with people.

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How have you guys dealt with this? What is your technique for dealing with winners who don’t frigging listen?