Wednesday, August 18, 2010
It's NOT All About You!
The Rogue Speaks:
Have you ever met a person who is so desperate to be acknowledged that he/she will do or say anything to get attention? This kind of person really wears me out! He/she doesn't really listen during a conversation, and is only thinking about what they are going to say next in order to promote their own agenda. They will try to turn the most inane subject around into a conversation about their own warped philosophy in an attempt to appear smarter than the listener, hoping to garner respect for their "superiority."
I find these people so tiresome in their desire to "dialogue" that I will do whatever I can to get away from them, short of chewing off my own foot. I would like to tell them that I don't give a rat's ass about their views of life on earth, but instead, I simply get up and leave. One would think that walking away should be a very strong clue that the "conversation" is over, but that is not always the case, and at the next opportunity the offending party will attempt to continue the monologue. Yikes! Get me out of here! And don't try to flatter me in an attempt to get me to come around. Flattery doesn't work on me--it only works on you, and not in a good way either.
How do you feel about people who think life is all about them? Do you know any of these people? How do you deal with them? Is your strategy effective?