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The misguided need to attack the innocent who are usually only trying to help them.
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The most passive-aggressive form of disrespect.
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This is the âsomething to prove person.â The overwhelming desire to add their 2 cents to every discussion.
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The need to rate others and impose standards on them.Â Unless their name is Jesus, this is not a becoming characteristic.
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The needless sarcasm and cutting remarks that people think make them witty.
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I strongly encourage not surrounding yourself with these types of people. The overuse of these negative qualifiers which
secretly say to everyone that Iâm right and youâre wrong.
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Ambition is fine, but if they need to win at all costs and in all situations, itâs not a good look.
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The person that feels the need to show people theyâre smarter than everyone thinks they are. Get away from them quickly (and as a breakup gift, send them a ticket to appear on Jeopardy).
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Using emotional volatility as a management tool never wins…just look at Scott Disick of Keeping Up With the Kardashians fame.
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The need to share their negative thoughts even when not asked is distasteful.
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The refusal to share information in order to maintain an advantage over others is manipulationâŠperiod.
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The inability to give praise and reward is just plain mean. Even Hitler handed out bonuses.
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Just think Kanye at the 2009 MTV music awardsâŠif they donât deserve it, donât even let them have it. Itâs a bad sign when people overestimate their contribution to a success.
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The need to reposition their annoying behavior as a permanent fixture so people excuse them for it.
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The need to deflect blame away from themselves and onto events and people from their past; a subset of blaming everyone else.
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Failing to see that they are treating someone unfairly.
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The inability to take responsibility for their actions, admit theyâre wrong, or recognize how their actions affect others. Think Dick Cheney.
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The most basic form of bad manners.
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The need to blame everyone but themselves.
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Exalting their faults as virtues simply because theyâre who they are.
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You can contact me on Twitter anytime. Tune in to <a href="http://www.lctv.com/page/when-its-on/ target=_new>Dr. Drew’s new show “LifeChangers” this Friday to support my guest appearance.
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