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Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers: How to Negotiate Work Drama to Get More Done by Linda Byars Swindling, JD

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Chapter 6

What to Do If You’re the Complainer

Choose Another Route

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image Whiners
image Complicators
image Prima Donnas
image Controllers
image Toxics
image Combination

Spot Yourself Complaining

Reading through this book you may realize, “I don’t have a Complainer . . . I am the Complainer.” Sometimes people see themselves when they start looking specifically at Complainers and their impact in the workplace. Maybe someone gave this book to you and asked you to read this chapter. Could you be the problem at work? If you’re a Complainer, you’re putting a lot of energy and attention into addressing problems—you’re just heading the wrong way.

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Are You a Complainer?

Complainers use a variety of complaining styles to cope ...

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