None of us enter a career expecting to encounter our own personal work nemesis. In fact, some people are fortunate enough to avoid going head-to-head with an archenemy for their entire career. Unfortunately, many of us will, at one point or another, find ourselves toe-to-toe with a real life Lex Luthor. Therefore, it is vital to have some guidelines to follow so you can better avoid frustration and ultimately come out on top. Related: 5 Ways To Build Relationships With Colleagues The advice below is derived from a personal experience in which I encountered an individual that was beyond disagreeable. This person joined our organization, and for whatever reason, absolutely despised me and everything I had worked to accomplish. The ordeal slowly chipped away at my patience and caused a remarkable amount of stress, but in the end, my nemesis tested me and made me into a better person. I hope that my small chunks of wisdom will also help you one day if you somehow end up facing similar circumstances.