People can be a huge source of stress. Think about it: What drives your negative emotional reactions? Too often, it’s the opinions, judgments, requests, and demands of others. When a co-worker, superior, investor, or even competitor gets under your skin, try to look at the situation from that person’s perspective. Examine it from all angles. Is it possible you’re reading into the situation, or that his or her intent might be different from your understanding of it? Take a step back and think on the person’s possible motivations before reacting.