What do you do with a wildebeest?

What you see in the picture above is rather unusual - live wildebeests.  Usually they are the animals that we watch being dragged down by a cheetah, lion, alligator or some other carnivorous animal.  Or we grab the remote and quickly turn the channel in disgust at a closeup of a pack of hyenas dismembering … Continue reading What do you do with a wildebeest?

The Irritating Side of a Golden Retriever

You may be surprised to find me using a Golden Retriever as a personality type in my series on Dealing With Difficult People, especially if you know me personally and know that I have owned two Golden Retrievers and how much I love the breed. I'm also aware of Gary Smalley's breakdown of personality types … Continue reading The Irritating Side of a Golden Retriever

You’ve Got to Look Past the Fluff of a French Poodle

Kelci never, and I mean never, leaves her house until her makeup and hair are perfectly done. Her excuse is, "Someone might see me." But what she really means is, "Everyone better notice me!" Tammy's elaborate clothes and thirty pairs of shoes are designer name brand. For her there is no such thing as dressing … Continue reading You’ve Got to Look Past the Fluff of a French Poodle

Listen to the Lion’s Roar

Is there someone in your life who has a know-it-all attitude?  There is no topic you can bring up that they don't know something about it and usually talk like they are an expert on the subject. I call this type of prickly personality The Lion because they walk around acting like they are the … Continue reading Listen to the Lion’s Roar

The Dangerous Wolverine

This is my third article regarding how to deal with difficult people.  This week's personality type is what I refer to as a Wolverine. These wolverines initially appear calm when they approach you or you approach them.  There is no obvious hint of the molten lava that lies just underneath the surface, waiting for a … Continue reading The Dangerous Wolverine

Hyenas Are No Laughing Matter

Do you know someone who is always complaining (howling)? and it doesn't even have to be a full moon!  They are those difficult to deal with people who I call hyenas. They have never had a pleasant day because nothing ever goes their way.  Don't EVER ask them how their day's been going because you … Continue reading Hyenas Are No Laughing Matter

Seen A Rhinoceros Lately?

Is your supervisor a rhinoceros?  What about your spouse?  Or perhaps it's a coworker. You know the kind I'm talking about.  They are confrontational, pointed and angry.  Intimidation and threats are their favorite weapons.  And they are very pushy! Everyone knows when Bill arrives at work.  He doesn't walk into a room.  He knocks the … Continue reading Seen A Rhinoceros Lately?