Love this new book, Working With Bitches by Meredith Fuller. Real good advice on working with very difficult people. She separates these “bitches” into eight categories. I did a quick summary of Ms. Fuller’s categories here:
Excluder … she ignores you, blocks you at important meetings, etc.
Insecure … she’s anxious and “micromanages” you to death.
Toxic … she comes off as as nice as can be but is backstabbing you the whole time.
Man, did I get taken in by one of these… I had no idea she was stabbing me to everyone and anyone.
Narcissist… she wants to be the center of the world, you don’t exist unless you are meeting her needs.
Screamer… she gets very angry and short with people.
Liar… she’s gamey and lies comfortably.
Incompetent… she doesn’t know how to do her job and gets everyone else to do it
GAG Girls fall for this one a lot. It is probably because of their tendency to overfunction, trust others’ good intentions, and not take good care of themselves.
Not-A-Bitch… she’s a competent, good manager who’s onto the bitches.
Check out the interview…
GAG girl takeaway: GAG girls do tend to doubt themselves before they appropriately identify the problems and toxicity in others. Don’t do that. Educate yourself, detach and don’t confront in a way that is detrimental to you. Be smart about it girl!