Being good at your job just means you are good at your job. Nothing else. Doesn’t make you a better person. It sure doesn’t give you the right to bulldoze others.
In the work world, assholes (Dr. Bob Sutton first used this term in his book “The No Asshole Rule”) relish the opportunity to make others feel small. Sometimes, they even create the persona that they are better as a person.
Don’t allow them to destroy your day or your work. Avoid them.
Being good at their work doesn’t make them a better person. The sad thing is they don’t even realize that it isn’t an “either/or” situation. They can choose to be good at their work AND be a good person as well.
Who do you want to be?