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5 Red Flags That Show Your Art World Co-Workers Are Not Trustworthy
Spotting Sketchy Scenarios: 5 Red Flags of Untrustworthy Co-Workers in the Art World
Career 09 Apr 2024

Working in the art world promises creativity, collaboration, and shared passion. However, amidst the vibrant palette of personalities, there may lurk hues of distrust and deceit. Here we share five red flags to look out for that could indicate your co-workers are not as trustworthy as they seem:

All They Talk About Is Drama

While a bit of gossip can be entertaining, if your co-workers seem to be constantly embroiled in drama and gossip, it could be a sign that they thrive on chaos rather than constructive collaboration. Beware of those who prioritize spreading rumors over-focusing on their work.

Spotting Sketchy Scenarios: 5 Red Flags of Untrustworthy Co-Workers in the Art World

They Ask For Information, But Gatekeep the Information They Have

Trust is a two-way street. If your co-workers are always eager to pry information from you but are reluctant to share details or insights in return, it could be a sign that they are more concerned with gaining an advantage over you rather than fostering a supportive work environment.

They Are Happy When You Fail and Upset When You Win

Healthy competition can be motivating, but if your successes are met with resentment or jealousy from your co-workers, it could indicate a lack of trust and support within the team. Pay attention to their reactions during both your triumphs and setbacks; genuine colleagues will celebrate your victories and offer support during challenging times.

You Had a Bad Gut Feeling From the Start

Sometimes, your instincts can be the most reliable indicator of trustworthiness. If you’ve had a lingering feeling of unease or suspicion about a particular co-worker from the beginning, it’s essential to trust your intuition. While it’s crucial not to jump to conclusions based solely on gut feelings, they can serve as valuable warning signs that warrant further investigation.

They Manipulate Situations for Personal Gain

Watch out for co-workers who consistently manipulate situations or people to serve their own interests. Whether it’s taking credit for others’ work, spreading false information to undermine colleagues, or manipulating relationships to advance their careers, these behaviors are clear indications of untrustworthiness and should be approached with caution.

All image of Faye Dunaway in the Thomas Crown Affair via Pinterest

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