In today’s world, we need to work with people to get things done. We also need to get along with people if we want to succeed.
Unfortunately, it seems that some freelancers struggle with both of these things.
Here’s what I mean:
Some freelancers find it difficult to work with others. They often blame others for problems or misunderstandings. They might even have trouble getting along with others.
Others struggle to get along with others. They might not understand why others don’t get along with them, and they can’t seem to get along with others either.
To get past this problem, it helps to understand the reasons behind these two types of freelancers.
How to work with others – 1: The ‘Me First’ Personality
The first type of freelancer has a “me first” personality. They often try to take charge and get things done quickly. They may even try to show off their skills, which makes them come across as arrogant or rude.
They may try to take advantage of others by overcharging them, or by demanding too much from others. This behavior doesn’t go unnoticed, and can create a bad impression of the freelancer.
These freelancers may also try to bully others into doing their bidding, or may try to force their own opinion onto others.
While it may be tempting to act this way, you should resist the urge. It’s easy to make mistakes when you’re overly assertive, and you might end up hurting yourself in the long run.
How to work with others – 2: The ‘I Don’t Care’ Personality
The second type of freelancer has a “I don’t care” personality. They often don’t show much concern for the opinions or feelings of others. They might be dismissive or arrogant, or they might be too self-absorbed to notice the concerns of others.
They may also lack empathy, and fail to see the impact their actions have on others. This can be especially true when dealing with clients, who are sensitive about their work.
These freelancers may also treat clients as if they’re beneath them. They may expect that they can get away with anything because they’re paying the bills.
These freelancers may also be unable to admit that they don’t know how to work with others, or that they have any weaknesses. They may blame others for their problems, or blame others for their mistakes.
It’s hard to overcome these problems, but it’s not impossible. It’s up to you to decide whether you want to change or not.
The best way to work with others is to start by asking for feedback and trying to improve your skills. You can also try to work with other freelancers, or with clients.
You can also keep an open mind and learn new skills. You never know what new tools or techniques might help you.
You can also ask for feedback from those you work with, so that you can improve your interactions with others.