Sitting here thinking, after reading what others had to say regarding people who play that game of thrashing others behind their backs.
I have to wonder WHY do some people feel the need to do this? Will it make any difference whatsoever? Will it change the outcome of who won that job, position, or game? Why?
The only thing that comes to my mind, is that the people who this, are simply very emotionally insecure individuals, and this is their way of coping, of giving themselves some sort of ‘satisfaction.’
But what it actually does is to undermine their own efforts at success, , and it permanently mars their character and integrity. Sure, they have made a name for themselves; as a liar, cheater, and someone to never be trusted!
I don’t know about you, but these types of people are not those that I wish to have in my life. I got suckered into that game a few times when I was younger, and I was just trying to “go along” with the team. But let me tell you, it DOES NOT FEEL GOOD! And when you get suckered into that nonsense “game,” it is YOU who will be left to take that inevitable fall! Because that is how those insecure people play that game. They know it is wrong, and they have burnt too many bridges themselves in the past, so they sucker you into playing along.
That is why now, I have learned to be honest, blunt, and to the point. Many people don’t like me for my bluntness, but I am honest to a fault. I would rather them not like me for my bluntness, than to lie to them, making them believe something is right, when it is actually very wrong.
This is why I always prefer working with dogs. They are always honest. And they will call you on it, if you are less than honest. Real dog people know exactly what I mean by this.
When you work a search dog, you cannot claim that your dog “alerted” to something, when in fact the dog is just “out for a walk.” You cannot lie just to “get that find” that all dog handlers dream of getting. You must be HONEST, and not “play that game.”
If you get into the habit of game playing, it is going to come back and bite you in your ass! And likely, your career, and your reputation will suffer because you placed a higher priority on your EGO, than on doing the job right!