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Delivering Time Management for IT Professionals: A Trainer's Manual by Dr. Jan Yager

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Complaining

When you moan and groan about things, especially if you go on and on with your grievances, you are a complainer. Complaining is a time waster because it can negatively impact on everyone around you. It is a negative way of thinking and looking at things. Rather than focusing on the 80 percent of things that are going well, the complainer may be dwelling on the 20 percent that is disappointing.

Possible causes

Complainers are whiners, moaners, and groaners who focus on the disappointments. They were, most likely, raised by complainers, so the trait is passed on from generation to generation. A complainer is someone who feels disgruntled and dissatisfied with life. Feeling powerless and unable to actually change things, he or she complains ...

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