If you have co-workers whose views differ from yours, tension may build due in part to the polarized nature of today's political landscape. You might feel compelled to suppress your own beliefs to keep the peace. On the other hand, you might be tempted to confront others in emotionally charged situations to stand up for what you think is right. 

Here are six tips for dealing with these tricky situations.

1. Set boundaries ahead of time.

In a perfect world, you can stop conflict before it starts. Ideally, it's helpful to set boundaries ahead of time and have everyone agree not to talk politics during work/gatherings. This could include sending out a group text or speaking individually to the people who tend to instigate and stir the pot. They may not always be receptive, but it's worth trying.

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