Don’t let personality overshadow purpose. In other words, don’t allow the personality of someone you work with cause you to lose sight of the greater purpose.  You’re in that place for a reason. You’re in that person’s presence for a reason.  Figure out what that purpose.  It makes it easier to work alongside the person you have no chemistry with, or even worse, have a negative history with. You can reject the personality, but don’t reject the purpose. Eat the meat. Spit out the bones.