Fact: Triangles are nature’s way of lowering anxiety. When a dyad relationship is under stress, one or both members may seek to reduce their anxiety by reaching out to a third person. The triangles that are formed will become either healthy or toxic.
Action: Watch for the formation of triangles in your relationships. When you see one coming your way, don’t take sides, but do take a stand on the issue. Remain emotionally neutral while encouraging your colleagues to work through their challenge or problem together.