I am a filmmaker for indie films and I work aside as waitress in restaurants only because, making movies don't pay yet and as a waitress I know I won't have to deal with homework and assignments.
The problem is that I read people's personality extremely well - which helps me knowing if I want this or this person in my circle of friends - however, as soon as I meet someone which I know has a problem or will be a problem to me, I just shut the person down and try to just avoid this person. When I say "problem" I mean, people that are over controlling, or abusive etc.
I personally don't think I meet these type of people more than any other person, but I certainly spot them very easily which affects my behaviour toward them since I absolutely banish them from my life.
The problem is that I cannot keep a job when I meet someone like this, especially if this person is a manager or is ahead of me. Now, I'd like to know how do you guys do to keep on working with people you don't want to engage with. I mean they know I do not want them around, they feel it only because I'm alway nice and joyful to people I meet until I find out who they are. Then I just keep it to myself and stop sharing anything with them.
I hope what I wrote is clear to you,
Please reply, thank you.