- People with bad relationship values
- Energy Vampires
"If someone calls up here and beats up on my secretary, I don't want anything to do with him."
Ken Langone, President and CEO said:
"I'm very attentive to how people treat people beneath them--it's a good indicator."
An energy vampire is a person who makes you tired every time they walk in the room: They just drain the life and the enthusiasm out of every situation.
Liz Smith says:
"People who are needy are just too hard."
Dealing with energy vampires is unproductive in the extreme.
Users are very good at pretending, especially to themselves. They know how to fake caring, and how to fake interest in you and your needs--and that's why you are drawn in.
Bernie Marcus said:
"You run across people who, when they see that they're dealing with somebody who has a little compassion and emotion about humans and humanistic traits, will try to take advantage of you."
"We can't be victims. We do have control. That means we have to make choices about how we spend our time and whom we spend time with."
Ronna Lichtenberg: It's not business. It's personal
Have you wasted time on the wrong people before?