What Are Your Gut Reactions to People?
You feel surrounded by incompetent idiots – and you can’t help letting them know the truth every now and then.
You were a nice person until you started working with the current bunch of creeps.
You don’t trust the people around you, and they don’t trust you.
You see your co-workers as competitors.
You believe that one of the best ways to “climb the ladder” is to push other people down or out of the way.
You secretly enjoy watching other people suffer and squirm.
You are often jealous of your colleagues, and find it difficult to be genuinely pleased for them when they do well.
You have a small list of close friends and a long list of enemies, and you are equally proud of both lists.
Sometimes you just can’t contain your contempt toward the losers and jerks at your workplace.
You find it useful to glare at, insult, and even occasionally holler at some of the idiots at your workplace – otherwise, they never seem to shape-up.
You take credit for the accomplishments of your team – why not? They would be nowhere without you.
You enjoy lobbing "innocent" comments into meetings that serve no purpose other than to humiliate or cause discomfort to the person on the receiving end.
You are quick to point out others’ mistakes.
You don’t make mistakes. When something goes wrong, you always find some idiot to blame.
You constantly interrupt people because, after all, what you have to say is more important.
You are constantly “buttering-up” your boss and other powerful people, and expect the same treatment from your underlings.
Your jokes and teasing can get a bit nasty at times, but you have to admit, they are pretty funny.
You love your immediate team and they love you, but are at constant warfare with the rest of the organization. You treat everyone else like crap because, after all, if you’re not on my team, you either don’t matter or are the enemy.
You notice that people seem to avoid eye contact when they talk to you – and they often become very nervous.
You have the feeling that people are always very careful about what they say around you.
People keep responding to your e-mails with hostile reactions, which often escalate into “flame wars” with these jerks.
People seem hesitant to divulge personal information to you.
People seem to stop having fun when you show up.
People often seem to react to your arrival by announcing that they have to leave.
0 to 5 “True”: You don’t sound like a certified asshole, unless you are fooling yourself.
5 to 15 “True”: You sound like a borderline certified asshole, perhaps the time has come to start changing your behavior before it gets worse.
15 or more: You sound like a full-blown certified asshole to me, get help immediately. But, please, don’t come to me for help, as I would rather not meet you.Post to Twitter
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