10 Behaviors That Are Unacceptable In The Professional World

Steps towards a successful career

Akshada Borhade

8 months ago|4 min read


Professionalism is a person's behavior at work. It is not the people in the workforce that require a high degree of education or pay well. Any worker, regardless of education or occupation, should have a high level of this characteristic. 

Behaviors That Are Unacceptable In The Professional World

When you act professionally at work, others perceive you as dependable, courteous, and knowledgeable. Professionalism, on the other hand, may take many various shapes. It depends on where you work and the sort of job responsibilities you have. When it comes to becoming a professional, there are a few characteristics that everyone shares. 

To shine in your professional workspace, here is a list of 10 behaviors that you must avoid:

1. Intimidation or bullying-

The first behavior on the list of 10 behaviors to avoid in the professional world is Intimidation or bullying. This behavior can impact a lot on any individual's personality. 

Bullying is an offense. You never know what a person is facing in their personal life. We as good people should avoid being intimidating and bullying others.

2. Aggressiveness- 

Aggressiveness | Behaviors That Are Unacceptable In The Professional World

There is a saying that we must take our decisions diplomatically and with a calm mind. At the workplace, sometimes it might happen that due to work stress and other deadlines, we may get aggressive and behave harshly with our peers and colleagues, which is unacceptable and portrays irrational behavior.

3. Treating yourself as the victim-

Do not play the victim card game at your workplace. Treating yourself as the victim will always lead you to trouble. It may change the opinion of your peers towards you. 

4. Keeping yourself first-

The succeeding behavior to avoid in the professional world is keeping yourself first.

Always trying to be the center of attraction of every discussion or presentation is not accepted. You must be a good listener first and politely suggest your views when given a chance. 

Trying to get the spotlight on you and always bossing and putting your suggestions and decision over others again shows unprofessional behavior.

5. Gossip-

Gossip | Behaviors That Are Unacceptable In The Professional World

Try to say a big No-No for this aspect. Gossiping and back-stabbing about the peers in our workplace is not worth it. It will lead you to a dead end. Gossiping shows a complete unprofessional behavior of a person. 

6. Being too negative-

This behavior is not good in professional as well as in personal life. We always hear from counselors, friends, well-wishers to be positive in life. If we have a positive perspective in life, we can conquer many great things with the combination of our efforts and positivity. 

7. Envying others-

We must adopt this quality of not envying others in our private life too. Envying others will do no good to you. This behavior of envying always shows how selfish you are and how you fail as a human being. A person should always learn to clap for others' success and in, return, get complimented when the day is yours. 

8. Narcissism- 

Narcissism is for the ones who work in a higher position. An exaggerated sense of self-importance, an excessive desire for praise, a lack of empathy, and wanting abusive dominance over others are narcissistic tendencies that contradict desirable personality traits in the workplace (like inclusion, openness, sharing), although narcissists usually love promotion. 

This behavior at the workplace will lead to the unhappiness of efficient employees. As a result, such employees will display healthy worker syndrome and seek employment elsewhere, either because they are unable or unable to identify the problem or because HR or supervisors would not listen to or act on their complaints.

9. Disorganization-

Disorganization | Behaviors That Are Unacceptable In The Professional World

The following behavior to avoid in the list of 10 behaviors to neglect in the professional world is disorganization. Right from our childhood, our parents teach us to be organized, neat, and healthy. A disorganized person can never find things on time and becomes lazy day by day. He will always learn to blame his tools rather than improvising his behavior.

10. Lack of Empathy-

The last behavior to avoid on the list of 10 behaviors to neglect in the professional world is Lack of Empathy. Lack of Empathy is for the ones who work in a higher position. 

Demonstrating empathy results in:

  • Satisfied individuals
  • Enhanced creativity
  • Increase brand loyalty.

As a good leader, you must bind everyone together and move forward on the path of success. 

I hope this article on 10 Unacceptable Behaviors In The Professional World helps you enhance your personality. Do like and share this article with everyone struggling in their workplace. Also, if you have more such behaviors to avoid at the workplace, do let us know in the comment box. 


Akshada Borhade

An engineer trying to find an escape by writing her heart out!



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