You have so many things to deal with at work—your relationship with other women shouldn’t be one of them.  Women comprise more than 50% of today’s workforce, and it is more than likely you have to work above, under, or with other women.

When a male co-worker does something you don’t like, it may not feel good, but it isn’t a total shock. Guys are supposed to compete, right? You’ve seen it all before.

But when another woman behaves aggressively or competitively—or is downright mean—to you at work, it can really take you by surprise. Learn the best ways to for dealing with these mean girls at work and keep it professional—even if it might feel personal.

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