Don’t Ingratiate
We’ve given this one a nice word in the title; you know it as something else. And by any other word or set of words, it’s something that becomes a significant barrier to solid and positive relationships.
Not sure what I mean? Brown-noser. Suck-up. Teacher’s pet. These are just some of the words and phrases used for the same thing—there are others inappropriate for this book. None of them suggest a positive relationship.
Watch others who behave this way. What do you think of them? What is your attitude toward them? It isn’t positive, is it? Do you want to be perceived that way? If not, stay away from this behavior.
Instead, one party has the power over the other. And those who recognize that relationship will denigrate ...

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