Chapter 13. Frantic Colleagues

I Can't Stop Racing Around

Some people become so frantic from the pressures of work and daily life that they cannot stop racing around. Some people are chronically in this anxious, agitated state. Others enter an overaroused state when the stakes are high and they are under unusual pressure. As a result of their frantic state they are either clueless or uninterested in how you are affected by their behavior. Like a bull in a china shop, they can do considerable damage, although they have no desire to hurt you. Constantly racing around out of fear that they are falling behind, they cut corners. In particular, they fail to consult with others and pay too little attention to what they know about the opinions and ...

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