Needy Co-worker

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about coworker who needs much assurance:

I work with a woman who needs constant reassurance and expects “Thank you” for everything she does. She gets very hyperactive over minute details and tries to make sure things are done her way. She occasionally oversteps the boundaries of her position. If she is not getting enough positive attention, she will ask why I am mad at her or if she is doing something wrong. Her extreme neediness gets in the way of getting work done. Do you have any suggestions on how I can deal with this situation in an amicable way?

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