They say you can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar, and that's true most of the time, but the fact of the matter is that if you're too nice at work, you're not going to get the respect you want, let alone the career. Fostering a good relationship with your colleagues is essential, but being too nice can often backfire. When you're too nice, your coworkers are all too ready to take advantage of you, which can be to the detriment of your job, how well you do it, and, ultimately, your success.
1. People Constantly Ask You for Favors
One of the signs you’re too nice at work is if people are constantly asking you for favors. It is good to do favors for your coworkers when you can. Everyone needs to be helped out from time to time but if you feel that you are constantly being asked favors, it could be a sign you’re too nice at work. It can be helpful to see if any of these other signs apply to you to help you decide if you need to make some changes.