They put you on the defensive
Underminers typically don’t stick to just one victim(someone was had in the past)
They try to distract you
They leave you out
Sabotaging your reputation by spreading nasty rumors
Presenting himself or herself as your superior
Slightly rude comments, backhanded compliments, and hostile, mocking body language
You haven’t done anything wrong — at least, you don’t think you have — but everyone seems to be treating you strangely, from your fellow coworkers to your boss. Can’t figure out what’s up?It’s possible that your undermining colleague has already gotten to them.
Unlike overt bullying or harassment, undermining can be harder to pinpoint and detect.The underminer doesn’t use blatantly hostile language or actions to take you down. He or she quietly works to bring you down, which is why it’s important to be extra careful around them.
Always trust your gut and proceed with caution