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"Dishing out back-handed compliments, accidentally leaving you off important meetings or calls, not inviting you to company gatherings…sound familiar? Yep, underminers see you as a threat. Your very existence makes them feel insecure and jealous - otherwise, why would they go to such lengths to not include you?

In this case, you really do want to keep your friends close and enemies closer. Start inviting your underminer out to lunch or drinks. Need some conversation starters? Check out his or her profile on LinkedIn. You might have some connections or interests in common. The key is to get this person to see you as an equal rather than a threat. After that, if you're still getting left out, you're going to have to go around him or her and talk to your other coworkers to make sure you stay in the loop."

Meet the 10 Worst Coworkers, Ever

By Neha Gandhi, Refinery29

Sometimes, people are the worst. Okay, not all the people, but definitely that guy who's always lurking, trying to ask an inane question while you're in the middle of a crisis. Or, the girl who's perpetually trying to show you up - even when you're NOT competing with her.

Sigh. And, look, we can't help you wave a magic wand and get rid of the people making your work life hard. (Sorry.) But, we can teach you a little bit about 10 of the personalities who are the most dangerous - and show you how to deal with them like a pro. It's all courtesy of Nicole Williams, LinkedIn's in-house career pro and the author of Girl On Top: Your Guide To Turning Dating Rules Into Career Success.

Ahead, her definitive guide to handling the jerkuses at your office. And, no, none of these solutions involve labeling your stapler (although, we'll admit we've definitely done that before).

P.S., we know we've missed a few. Like, say, The Pontificator, The Business-Jargon Obsessive, The Micromanager, The Pot-Stirrer - the list goes on. So, go ahead and add your biggest pet peeves in the comments. You know, for round two.

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