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Your Behaviors—Too Much of a Good Thing?

Just as positive behaviors can help you build interpersonal savvy and project the qualities you want, faulty behaviors can damage those projections and lead to interpersonal incompetence. Some of these behaviors may help you get ahead in the short term, making you stand out from your peers by delivering fast results, but you'll find yourself hitting a point of diminishing returns. If you treat people as resources, you will eventually expend them.

Some of these negative inter-personal habits are illustrated on reality TV, where so-called experts are shown getting angry and yelling at...


Cover of Interpersonal Savvy: Building and Maintaining Solid Working Relationships


Some of your interpersonal strengths, when taken to an extreme, can become weaknesses. This selection will help you consider which of your interpersonal behaviors could damage your work relationships.