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Tricky People/Fuller, Andrew/Paper/0732298199/S038-C
Adopting Jean-Paul SartreÆs dictum, æHell is other peopleÆ, Andrew Fuller, author of the highly successful Tricky Kids, takes us on a voyage through a roguesÆ gallery of weird, nasty and not-so-loveable types. These are people whom we may have the misfortune to meet at breakfast, at work, at a family reunion, or even (horrors!) in bed at night.
Tricky People profiles the whole scary range of ædifficultÆ types: back-stabbers, white-anters, blamers, whingers, bullies, tyrants, controllers, charmers, know-it-alls, perfectionists, competitors and the seriously self-obsessed. It offers imaginative yet practical ways to deal with these dangerous and frustrating creatures and identify the slippery techniques they employ to get their way.
Buried cleverly within all the humour is an in-depth look at how difficult people manage us for their own ends û and how to overturn that. It helps us understand relationship patterns, office politics, our own shortcomings in our dealings with others, and what a difficult person might be able to teach us.