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If you tend not to like certain employees, you may fall into the trap of blurring the line between their unpleasant personalities and the merits of their ideas or the quality of their work product. Sure, it’s entirely human to prefer spending time with one person more than another. But this shouldn’t serve as an excuse to give plum assignments to your favorite worker. Analyze everyone’s ability and contribution in an objective manner. Pay special attention to those unappealing individuals who make you feel uncomfortable as you approach their office. The more you dread talking with someone, the more you should ask yourself whether you are fairly evaluating that person’s talents and putting them to good use.