There are some negative habits that you may not even know you have them. These kind of habits often times damage your personal life and professional career. It's time to check if you have them.
Liz Ryan, CEO and founder of Human Workplace has compiled a list
1. Not Listening When Other People Speak - Sometimes you can tell if a person is not paying attention to you, even just by looking at them. Their mind is somewhere else and it's rude. This kind of habit does not make a great give-and-take communication. Are you doing this with your co-workers?
2. Being Two-Faced - It's bad to tell someone one thing but worse if you tell another a completely different story. In the professional world, you have to be consistent with the truth to earn respect and trust.
3. Being Forgetful - This is a trait most people suffer but if it becomes a problem at work (and your personal life) then be sure to create a tracking system for you to keep yourself in check.
4. Getting Defensive - When faced with a different opinion, it's hard to not become defensive. Don't waste your energy on arguing who is wrong or right. Rather, focus on the goals. Breathe and listen. Don't take it personally.
5. Needing to Have the Last Word - People often want to have the last say in the conversation and it is a sign of immaturity when someone says "I told you so!". If you disagree, then disagree graciously.
6. Putting Other People Down - Part of the disagreeing defense is belittling other people. This kind of habit doesn't help the work environment. "That's why I'm the boss" is not the right way to make your point.
If you're still not sure if you have these habits, you can ask feedback from your most trusted colleagues, friends, partner and even your manager. As Ryan puts it, "Listen, if I say something obnoxious or stupid, I'm relying on you to let me know!"