Most of us know far more people than the number we think of as friends: indeed we may not even like some of the ones we know!
At work, you don't have to like your line manager, your peers or those who report to you in order to feel fulfilled at work and have a successful career.
It certainly helps if you do, but it's not an essential prerequisite. However, whether you like them or not here are two big caveats to think about.
Firstly, you have to respect them, which of course is also about how they behave generally, their attitude and how they treat you.
Secondly, you have to learn how to manage the relationships with these people professionally at all times - and to do that, you need to learn how to use the Platinum Rule© - in other words, treat them the way they want to be treated - and to do that, you need to know how to read other people's personality styles.
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