How to deal with A-holes who treat you like dirt

Posted by Jordan, 14 Jul

Everywhere you look, there will always be some A-hole who is disrespecting and demeaning others, doing so much damage to others’ mental and physical health and to the productivity and creativity of others. Tens of thousands of studies show such effects, and yet many in our culture still believe that A-holes finish first.

In this episode, Bob Sutton — author of New York Times bestseller The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t and, most recently, The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt; joins the show to help us navigate our way around the A-holes in our lives and, perhaps most important, avoid being the A-holes others dread. Listen to this episode in its entirety to learn more about:

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  • the different types of a-holes
  • mind tricks that Bob says will “protect your soul”,
  • how using humor and emotional detachment can help you withstand the biggest A-holes that walk the earth,
  • when it’s time to have a conversation with an a-hole and when (and how) to fight back,
  • how to use temporal distancing to get through unavoidable encounters with a-holes,
  • figuring out what triggers our own assholery,
  • how to avoid being a toxic enabler who empowers -a-holes, and lots more.

Listen, learn, and enjoy!

Jordan Harbinger is a Wall Street lawyer turned Social Dynamics expert and coach. For 11 years, he hosted The Art of Charm Podcast - regularly in the iTunes top 50 and downloaded over four million times a month. Now Jordan interviews the world's top performers - from legendary musicians to intelligence operatives, iconoclastic writers to visionary change-makers at The Jordan Harbinger Show, consistently holding in the iTunes top 100 after just a few weeks. You can also interact with Jordan on Facebook or Instagram.

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