You can’t figure out your boss. Sometimes he’s really chummy and personable; other times he belittles you in front of the team. How do you handle a manager who acts like Jekyll and Hyde?Here’s how to cope with a moody manager:1. Don’t take it personally: When a boss known for frequent outbursts starts yelling at you, don’t take it personally. Chances are, it has nothing to do with you.2. Look for triggers and patterns: Looking for clues and patterns (Low blood sugar? An impending deadline?) that might reveal the cause of your boss’s temperament changes will help you develop strategies for handling his temper.3. Be thoughtful about your timing: Once you have an understanding of the underlying causes of the outbursts, you can use that information to thoughtfully plan your interactions with your manager.4. Stay calm: If your boss starts screaming or belittling you for reasons you can’t fathom, take a walk around the block, or find a quiet space where you can gather your own emotions. B...

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