If your job is stressing you out, there’s a pretty good chance your coworkers are to blame.

As many as 60-80 percent of workplace difficulties may be caused by strained relationships, according to a new infographic from online personal lenders NetCredit.¬†While you can’t force your coworkers to be less difficult, there are a few steps you can take to at least relieve the tension.

Below, NetCredit offers a nine-step approach to dealing with difficult coworkers. Not only will practicing the skills involved help you create a less stressful workplace, but they’ll also directly contribute to your performance as an employee. After all, 90 percent of top-performing employees are skilled at managing their emotions, even in times of high stress.

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