Resignation letter due to personality clash (Samples)

In this brief blog post, we will provide examples of a resignation letter due to a personality clash.

Resignation letter due to personality clash

Writing a resignation letter due to personality clash can be a bit “tricky”.

If you are resigning because of problems with a co-worker or a clash of some sort, we recommend being careful with the words you choose to use when you are writing the letter, especially because they are formal letters and not complaint letters, so they should be written in a professional tone. 

Stating the reason why you are resigning is recommended but without being too specific.

Instead, try writing it under s positive tone where you highlight how the position positively influenced your profession and allowed you to develop certain skills. 

In addition, words such as “disagreement”, “confrontation”, “conflict” can be used but with caution.

Sample 1 resignation letter due to personality clash

“[Senders Name]

[Address line]

[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]

[Address line]

[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

I am writing this letter as a notice of my immediate resignation from being the public sales representative of the company.

The reason for my resignation is the fact that our newly promoted team leader has been dominating with us to the point where I find it extremely unreasonable. Also, the constant verbal abuse that we have been receiving from him is a thing that I very strongly disapprove. Just the other day, Michael had berated one of my teammates so much that she burst into tears. What’s more, Michael did not even have the grace to do this in private. The whole office was witness to the verbal beating my colleague received undeservedly. All of these things go against my values as a professional, and as a form of protest, I submit my resignation to you. I have found management not to be as concerned with these issues as I am, and I find that very distressful as well.

Despite these circumstances, I have gained a lot of experience and knowledge from working for the company. I thank the management for this opportunity, and I wish everyone all the best.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if the need arises, especially if it involves the training of my new replacement.


[Senders Name]

[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] – Optional –

cc: [Name of copy recipient] – Optional -”

Sample 2 resignation letter due to personality clash

“Dear Sir/Ma’am,

I have been a part of this organization for the past 8 months. In this time, I have been provided the opportunity to enrich my experience and enhance my skill set, for which I am extremely thankful to the organization.

While I have enjoyed discovering practical aspects of the banking sector, I have reservations regarding a few practices that are essential to the operations of the industry. I have tried to adapt to the industry but have found myself unable to conform to the requirements of my role in the organization.

Therefore, I regret to inform you that I have decided to resign from my post in this organization. This has been a difficult decision for me, but I feel that I will not be able to perform well in this sector.

Kindly accept this letter as my one month notice for resignation.

Thank you for providing me the opportunity to work at this prestigious organization.

Kind regards,

Mr. XYZ.”

Sample 3 resignation letter due to personality clash

“Dear Mr. Jensen,

I am just writing this letter to let you know that I am resigning from my position as project manager at Smith Communications. As you may know, I have recently experienced an increase in conflict with some coworkers after being promoted to project manager. These conflicts have escalated to a point nearing harassment, which have caused me to believe that the best course of action is for me to resign. My last day of work will be May 8, 2014. I hope you understand.

I apologize for any inconvenience my resignation may cause to Smith Communications and am willing to discuss selecting a replacement or transferring responsibilities appropriately. If you need to get in touch with me regarding these matters, please call me at (555)-555-5555 or email me at [email] and I will return messages as quickly as I can.

I appreciate all of the cooperation and patience I have received from the managers as well as all of the great experience I earned during my time at Smith Communications. I regret to leave but know this is the best decision for all parties involved. I wish the company continued success and thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Kristen James

Kristen L. James

Project Manager

Smith Communications”

Sample 4 resignation letter due to personality clash

“Jane E. Smith

Manager HR

ABC Industries

London UK NW80QE

September 19 2014

Dear Ms. Smith,

This letter is to inform you that I am resigning from my position as Sales Lead at ABC Industries. As you are aware there has been conflict between myself and my immediate supervisor and this difficulty has yet to be resolved. Because of the continuing distress the continued conflict has caused me and the effect it has had on my work I have elected to resign from my position effective one week from today Friday September 26 2014. Please accept this correspondence as my formal one week’s resignation notice.

While I regret the circumstances under which I am leaving I will work in the next week to ensure that my duties are completed and that no unfinished projects remain. I am willing to assist in making my departure as smooth as possible by helping to train my replacement if need be. Should you have any questions you may reach me at (555) 555-5555 or by email at I will get back to you promptly.

I appreciate your cooperation and assistance in this matter and I wish the staff at ABC Industries much future success. Thank you for your time and understanding during this conflict.


Kathryn Lloyd

Sales Lead

ABC Industries”

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If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, loneliness or any similar mental health issue then seeking help for it may be a good option.

Mental health issues such as depression, loneliness and anxiety can affect anyone of us.

If you are under 18 then CAMHS, an NHS run program may just be the answer for your mental health struggles.

You should look to see if you meet the CAMHS referral criteria and then fill in the CAMHS referral form.