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CLEO (Singapore) - - ADULTING -

He’ll say stuff like, “Oh, you’re quite good at it… for a girl,” and think he’s pay­ing you a gen­uine com­pli­ment. He’ll mansplain and he-peat (i.e., re­peat what you said as though it was his bril­liant idea) to no end, and even leave you out of im­por­tant work con­ver­sa­tions.

Ac­cord­ing to Irene, the MCP tends to get a thrill if we re­act emo­tion­ally to what they say, so re­mem­ber to main­tain calm when deal­ing with them. Sit the MCP down and tell him how you feel about his ac­tions. “You can also con­sider bring­ing up the is­sue to a higher au­thor­ity at work,” she adds. Never put up with such treat­ment be­cause it’ll only fur­ther en­cour­age that be­hav­iour.

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