Pray for those who are difficult to be around. It's so easy to love those who love you back. It's usually easy to love our family or our good friends, yet there are times when we have to be cordial (at the very least) to individuals who are not easy to get along with. When we're young, it's our peers at school, and when we get older, it's our colleagues. Not all relationships are loving relationships, yet there should be an attitude of respect, tolerance, and compassion. Every work place is similar to the elementary school playground. There is the clown, the bully, the popular group, etc. The difference in the workforce is that the players are adults, and some simply have not grown up. Solution? Approach the situation with professionalism and sensitivity. Difficult people need to know that their difficult personalities are undermining the climate of the workplace and that camaraderie is essential.