Dealing with difficult people is a popular topic, apparently because so many of us have the problem…in the workplace….in organizations…..on volunteer boards…..in the family. Several people have told me they go back to the entry I posted on Nov. 18 to look at the resources on the topic.
Today a friend sent me a link to an article in today’s New York Times. It’s titled ‘Help, I’m Surrounded by Jerks’. If nothing else, you’ll find you’re not alone if you have to deal with difficult people. The problem is growing or at least coming to the surface more as more books come out on the topic, workshops address it.
This article turns the difficult people situation over and around and looks at it from about every angle conceivable. Be ready to sympathize, smile and be dismayed….at least that was my reaction. Definitely worth the read.
FASHION & STYLE | January 18, 2007
Help, I’m Surrounded by Jerks
By Stephanie Rosenbloom
A raft of books and seminars for coping with people who make life difficult.
Copyright 2007 The New York Times Company
“Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.”
Alfred A. Montapert, American motivational author (1906-)