Five tough bosses
Humans are flawed and bosses are humans and therefore, plenty of bosses are flawed. The bad news, of course, is that there is little to nothing you can do to rid yourself of a bad boss in the short term except look for a new job. You can also sometimes — sometimes — outmaneuver and/or outlast a bad boss.
But really, your energy is better spent learning to deal with the difficult people. While there are some people who operate in genuinely bad faith, most bosses are doing their best, just like you are. But the first step to getting along is figuring out what sort of boss you’re dealing with.