We all must work if we are to succeed in life. Unless we were born wealthy, we have no choice in the matter.

We have many challenges in any job. To add the need to deal with coworkers who are troublemakers is one more difficulty.

It is through our jobs that we get our feeling of self worth as well as a way in which we contribute to society and the way in which we fulfill our dreams and ambitions. For some people, the whole vision of themselves revolve around their work.

On the other hand, on the job we are thrust into a situation with many different people of varying personality types and temperaments. To a large degree, we have no choice about those with whom we work.

Some of the people we work with may be neurotic or have other psychological issues. Add to this today's difficult economic conditions and highly competitive atmosphere, and you often have the ingredients for trouble.

Sometimes people are even subjected to very bizarre behavior on the job by their coworkers that makes it difficult to concentrate or do their work to the best degree possible.

The problem with many jobs, some say, is that they are one big social club. People judge others only on their ability to do the job, but on their ability to "fit in."

For some severely shy people, this can be a particular challenge. Throughout their lives, they may have trouble getting others to recognize their best qualities because of their quietness. Others may even mistake them as being unfriendly or aloof.

It has been suggested that vocabulary is one of the main reasons for advancement in a job. But, after all, if you have a good vocabulary but you're too shy to use it, it's not going to do you a whole lot of good. I think a far more important factor is how outgoing and personable you are.

This is not to say that vocabulary is not important; its just one of the many ways you impress people with your smarts.

So work hard to reduce your shyness if you find is is a probem for you on the job. Do your best to project self-confidence and an outgoing manner to your fellow employees. It may be just as important as the quality of the work you put in.

Author's Bio: 

Visit the Internet Shyness FAQ at Shy FAQ for more answers about shyness, at work and also obtain a FREE ebook, How to Remember People's Names; the Master Key to Success and Popularity. Tim Arends also offers his complete overcoming shyness system at Shy Facts The system contains extensive sections on dealing with co-workers who are troublemakers. This article may be republished in any newsletter, ezine or website, provided this message is included.