I am not fresher, I have worked before. But this time I joined new job where female staff is more and they are very cunning and manipulative. Its just too much and this new job is giving me too much stress. Office environment is female dominated and thats the main reason for too much of snitching and bitching and manipulation. Salary is very good and growth is there but too much work politics. How to handle when some of your co workers always try to put you down, misguide you in work, won't cooperate you, hide your files, snitch and lie to senior/boss to get you in trouble and all this out of jealousy and their insecurity about me that maybe I may surpass them. I am sure it is just not happening with only me but with also other co workers too but maybe I am not as smart and diplomatic as them. People are too cunning and diplomatic that they easily handle all this but I am not as much cunning and diplomatic and my straigtforward nature sometimes bring me in trouble. My earlier jobs didn't gave me much stress but positions were lower but this time higher positions with higher salary but too much politics and I sometimes I fail to understand why some of this co-workers are so irrational and are behind me for irrelevant reasons. I talked to one of my friend and he says that u are very sensitive and this will happen everywhere. You should know how to handle all this... But sometimes I get too much stressed, also in personal life there is no less problems, (like being divorcee, worry about future and family probs etc.) and this is addition. And I don't understand how to be cunning and very diplomatic and put this female co-workers in their place.