The interviewer is really asking “How difficult are you to get along with at work” Employees who do not know how to properly express and manage frustration or anger are more difficult to manage and affect the job satisfaction of their coworkers as well. Stay as positive as you can and avoid the urge to rant or vent about past coworkers or supervisors who frustrated you, but stick to the effective ways you have managed irritation in the past.
Points to Emphasize
Being honest and positive when answering this question is paramount. Here are other key points to remember.
Mistakes You Should Avoid
There is great potential with this question to make mistakes. Here are some of the things to avoid.
Projecting confidence and not dwelling on the negative aspect of the question can help the employer know you a little better and find out how you will fit in.
It has bothered me in past positions when people have neglected to follow through with what they say they are going to do. Whenever I work as part of a team in a leadership role, I try to hold people accountable for what they say they are going to do. I will do this through emails or phone calls to check on the status and offer my assistance.