We work a lot on teams for school projects and whatnot. Sometimes we can choose our own partners, other times the teacher chooses our group to “be…

We work a lot on teams for school projects and whatnot. Sometimes we can choose our own partners, other times the teacher chooses our group to “be fair” and to “teach” us to work with others. I’ll just be blunt with it: I normally hate it when my group is assigned because I almost always end up working with people I don’t get along with.   I used to just silently fume over my dislike of certain people I’m forced to work with, which really got in the way of doing anything productive. Either that or I didn’t speak out over the obvious incompetence of whoever the group leader is (not that I’m such a great leader with awesome ideas, either, but there are times when someone needs to speak out against a really bad idea—or a series of them).   Then I decided I couldn’t possibly get on with life doing this always; I had to either never work in a field where you have to work with others (almost impossible), or learn to go with it. So I did the latter, which was really hard. Sometimes if others don’t want to make it easier to work with them, you have to take the initiative.   – Allyson

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