Conflict is a fact of life in any workplace. Most of us learn to work through it, peacefully and constructively. But when you factor an unstable personality into the equation, it can be a recipe for dangerous behavior. Take for instance Wesley Higdon, a press operator who murdered his supervisor and four co-workers at a Kentucky plastics factory in 2008. The trigger? Higdon reportedly had been reprimanded for not wearing his safety goggles and for using his cellphone on the job. (For more, ...

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