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Labelling is inevitable in inter-personal relationships
True. People tend to label others they interact with. On a basic level, it helps people to identify other people with a certain trait, thereby differentiating them from others. However, at workplace, there are often power-centers which work for or against others. If one belongs to a certain group, you tend to earn a favourable label, but if you don't conform to the group, then you inevitably get an adverse label for no fault of yours. Hence, labeling is a powerful tool in the hands of people to create a certain perception about someone. That perception can often benefit or harm one's career, depending on which side of the fence one is. Perhaps, the best way to ward off adverse labeling is to not be predictable.