While it can be a dog-eat-dog world out there, reality does not have to consume you. If you find yourself unable to take part in office politics, then it is best to make sure you know the types of people you are dealing with. That way, you can not only anticipate what someone might do to make your life unbearable, you can also learn to take the behaviour of others in your stride and develop tactics to survive despite it.
Here are 8 types of characters you will find playing office politics. Beware - some people can take on more than one of these traits at the same time. The best way to overcome their hostility is to know their game plan before they can even execute it.