The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt by Robert I. Sutton

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The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt Read Online Free - If you're feeling stressed out, overtaxed, under-appreciated, bullied, or abused because you work with a jerk, learn how to avoid, outwit, and disarm assholes—today.
Equally useful and entertaining, The Asshole Survival Guide delivers a cogent and methodical game plan when you find yourself working with a jerk—whether in the office, on the field, in the classroom, or just in life.  
Sutton starts with diagnosis—what kind of asshole problem, exactly, are you dealing with? From there, he provides field-tested, evidence-based, and sometimes surprising strategies for dealing with the rude, impolite, irritating, unpleasant, or just plain incompetent—avoiding them, outwitting them, disarming them, sending them packing, and developing protective psychological armor. Sutton even teaches readers how to look inward to stifle their own inner jackass. 

Ultimately, this survival guide is about developing an outlook and personal plan that will help you preserve the sanity in your life, and will prevent all those perfectly good days from being ruined by some jerk. 

Title : The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt
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ISBN : 1328695913
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 224 pages


Jen rated it ★★★★☆

October 14, 2017

WARNING!!! While useful, this book is also very, VERY depressing, because it basically says, here's how you can cope if you can't escape, but if you can, escape. It's not big on fighting, but I think that is because people only act like huge jerks when they can get away with it. If they couldn't,...

Darren rated it ★★★★★

October 05, 2017

A short and simple title that accurately describes this book’s raison d’etre. Fortunately, it need not apply to this author to deal with reviewers of his excellent book, which mixes humour and sage advice together to deal with what can be a very serious and troubling problem for many, especially...

Tariq rated it ★★★★★

October 27, 2017

Assholes are not only omniscient but also omnipresent, which makes dealing with them or around them a major challenge in our daily lives. Assholes on their own or assholes in a group can create an asshole environment which is obviously a lot more dangerous. The book recommends staying away but if...

Reese rated it ★★★★★

January 02, 2018

I really enjoyed the book. It is able to describe the difficulties and struggles of someone who has to deal with a person like this . It offers some practical tips to how you can cope with someone like this. I find it very helpful in my own career and see myself putting some of it into practice t...

Sarah rated it ★☆☆☆☆

December 12, 2017

I returned the Audible version of the book--he kept saying "ex-pecially" instead of "es-pecially," and he uses the word a lot. It was driving me nuts.

Anthony rated it ★★★★☆

December 04, 2017

All can be summarized into 3 steps: 1) Avoid - stand further away, move to another office, try not to talk to the person, etc. 2) Distance yourself emotionally - just don't care what he says (the person doesn't exist), re-frame the problem - see yourself as someone helping the person to cope with a...

Susanna rated it ★★★★★

August 28, 2017

Given the number of jerks we’ve encountered in the tech world these past few months, we need all the tools we can get. For those of us with bosses, co-workers, clients, or customers, Bob Sutton’s book offers invaluable “asshole avoidance techniques” and more. Comedian and naming expert Marc Hersh...

K rated it ★★★☆☆

December 15, 2017

So I’m on a kick of reading self help books with curse words in the title. So I saw this and picked it up. Eh, this was too long and too repetitive. After about the third chapter I was done with this book. It took me forever to finish after that.

Peeter rated it ★☆☆☆☆

February 09, 2018

Probably written for Americans. The author keeps reiterating same basic concepts over and over again. The author also tries to make this book look like a result of solid scientific research -- every now and then, there are numerous references to other authors & researchers who have written ab...

Jen rated it ★★★★☆

November 05, 2017

It’s a sad fact that there are so many self serving and plain mean people in workplaces. I found this book full of really useful techniques and love the overall message that we need to display behaviour that encourage others to be civil, and that there are sadly a portion of people who just need...

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