Let’s be honest.
The world is real and although there are a lot of genuinely nice people in it, we also run into backstabbers, the worst and most hurtful kind of person in our lives.
We best a backstabber by …
Building good relationships with those around you. A backstabber cannot succeed when you have an army of supporters who like and respect you.
Avoid sentences with “you” which can put backstabbers on the defensive or worse yet the offensive. Instead start with, “I’m hearing false rumors about me”.
Document the backstabbing. If trying to talk to the backstabber fails, take it to your supervisor rather than let it threaten your career.
Backstabbing is a form of bullying. Even if it hurts you, stand up to it. A bully doesn’t like to be pushed back and they often pick a new victim based on how vulnerable they are.
Be careful of the person you share weaknesses with because some people can’t wait to use them against you.
“Don’t worry about backstabbers, they’re the people who tried their hardest finding faults in your life instead of fixing the faults in theirs”.
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