What kind of person do you find difficult to work with?
"That's a tough one. I can't remember working with someone I've found truly difficult. Inevitably there are interpersonal challenges at work. None in particular come to mind, but as a general rule I've learned from these situations and am grateful for them."
Spend a little time thinking, acknowledge that workplace conflicts do occur, then state that no one particular co-worker really comes to mind.
The goal here is to show that you are flexible, easy to work with, and not afraid to deal with conflict.
Dawn Dugan specializes in writing books, articles, white papers, reports and special communications for the human resources industry. She is the co-author of Effective Executive Compensation, which was published by AMACOM in 2008. Read more...