A Lifetime Working with Idiots & How to Survive – Chap. 3

There are countless personality types you’ll deal with over the years. They may or may not be idiots; that depends on how extreme their quirks are. These personality types can range from just being a pain-in-the-ass all the way up to a total jackass. Keep in mind that the workplace is typically not the medium that bred these personalities. The workplace is, however, a Petri dish full of nutrients to grow and embolden a few without the constraints of outside influences to keep them in check. For me, it makes no difference if someone is a man, a woman or a visitor from another planet. A co-worker is a co-worker. I interact with everyone identically.

Let’s review some of the more common types you’re bound to meet, if you haven’t already. Please note: personality types can and often do cross over creating what I’ve coined, the “combonality”. When taken to the extreme, bits-and-pieces taken from each type, the “Frankenstein Monster” is born. It’s not a myth. While extremely rare, they do exist. I’ve met a few from time to time. Should you meet one yourself, my only advice is…run for your life!

When some of my friends learned I was writing this book, their immediate response was, “Am I in it?” Jokingly, I’d reply, “No…the sub-title of that book would be, Idiots I’ve Known, and it would be a multi-volume set.” Continued in book…

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