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Working with Difficult People, 2nd Edition by Kathleen Lundin, William Lundin, Michael Singer Dobson

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CHAPTER 1

HOW DIFFICULT ARE YOU?

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“And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?”

—Matthew 7:3

In the introduction, we stated that most people exhibit difficult behavior at least sometimes. And this, of course, includes you.

If you're a difficult person yourself, it's likely that the difficult behavior of other people becomes even worse around you. You may find that some of our recommended strategies won't work as advertised or sometimes even backfire and make things worse. If you're part of the problem, you'll have to improve your own behavior before you can reasonably expect ...

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