Does The World Revolve Around Anyone You Know?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate

Universe Center

Don't we all encounter folks like this?  I know I do.  Often times, in certain situations, I find it's best to breathe deep, find humor, laugh a little, and take what some people say or do with a grain of salt.  Or, as a good friend of mine once advised many years ago:  "You just have to pray for 'em and keep on going!"  I love that adage ....

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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

True. We are all under the mistaken belief we are the center of all things important!

Jul 15, 2012 10:37 PM #20
Brent Wells
The LivingWell Team - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Broker serving all of North DFW

Hi Carie,

I have never understood the whole 'Look at me' attitude. It seems most of the folks that crave attention have many other issues as well...


Jul 15, 2012 10:54 PM #21
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

My four year old twin granddaughters think they are the center of the universe.  But after 4, it's not cute anymore.

Jul 15, 2012 11:21 PM #22
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

What?  I thought it had been discovered right in my own backyard!! I have to reinvent myself.

Jul 15, 2012 11:27 PM #23
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Absolutely true....and so many of them seem to be single men (according to a friend of mine). Oh dear!!!

Jul 15, 2012 11:45 PM #24
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Legends in their own problem. Legends in their own mind, whoa!

Jul 15, 2012 11:49 PM #25
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

There was a time when I would actually take these people seriously.  Now I have become an Oscar contender.  Just a great way to have a big laugh  at the end of the day with my husband and a glass of wine.

Jul 15, 2012 11:50 PM #26
Ira Bodenstein
PNC Mortgage - Montclair, NJ
NMLS#: 445143

Very cute, it made me smile.  We all know people who think that way.

Jul 16, 2012 12:12 AM #27
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

For a profession like ours, where you encounter a lot of different people and the types of transactions we do, this type of person is unavoidable.

Jul 16, 2012 12:46 AM #28
Pamela Smith
Award Realty - Sun City West, AZ
Sun City West, Corte Bella, Sun City Grand


It is amazing some days how many hats we have to wear to make people happy.

Jul 16, 2012 01:06 AM #29
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I think it's odd that we both are thinking the same thing at the same time, LOL. That's exactly what I was talking about to my husband yesterday. It's kinda spooky, actually. Or maybe the whole world is so self-absorbed that it's hard not to notice?

Jul 16, 2012 01:10 AM #30
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Janis:  My radar as well!

Rob:  'Center of the Universe' disease ... good one!

William:  Recognize?  Perhaps.  Admit?  Probably Not. :)

DeeDee:  It's all how you handle the situation, right?

Margaret:  Quite sparse, indeed :)

Debbie:  I think it's amusing as well ... have a great week too!

Kathryn:  You're right ... it is funny because it is so true!

Michelle:  I agree with you ... the approach we take and the method of our response to a situation makes such a difference!

Paula:  I've been noticing a lot of great signs lately!

David:  Thanks ... it gives us some food for thought, yes? :)

Jul 16, 2012 01:11 AM #31
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Richard & Jean:  Yes, they do come and go.  And, there seems to be plenty to go around :)

Vanessa:  Just to name a few, right? :)  Oh, yes ... you do wonder about those types!

Michael:  Challenging people in any part of life!

Jared & Amanda:  You're right!  It is amazing ... and at the same time, kinda sad too.

John:  Thanks ... you have a fabulous week as well!

Gary:  It's a mistaken belief, for sure!

Brent:  So insightful!  And, I couldn't agree with you more!

Jeanne:  That is so funny!  Yes, after 4 ... it isn't cute any longer :)

Mike:  Sorry .... :)

Karen:  Could be!  In my experience, though, it seems to be a male/female, equal opportunity 'affliction' :)




Jul 16, 2012 01:27 AM #32
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Richie:  Well said!

Chris:  You have a great attitude!  I like your style :)

Ira:  Thanks!  Yes, we all know folks like this, for sure!

Morgan:  There's always one in the bunch somewhere, right? :)

Pamela:  Very true!  We have to be chameleons sometimes!

Elizabeth:  Great minds think alike? :)  I agree with you ... self-absorbtion seems to be an epidemic at times!

Jul 16, 2012 01:34 AM #33
Gay E. Rosen
Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty - Larchmont, NY
As Real as Real Estate Gets!

Hi Carie-  very cute - we all know a few people like that... it can be fun, exasperating, frustrating and many more things... I recently wrote an email that started off  " while we chatted for an hour last night...."   we have nothing but  time on our hands for them!..

Jul 16, 2012 02:16 AM #34
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

I adore this picture lol :)!  That just about says it all.  The best thing to do is not take it personally, although sometimes it can get quite frustrating for sure :)!

Jul 16, 2012 03:14 AM #35
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Gay:  Yes, many adverbs associated with people like that, for sure :)

Brenda:  Thanks!  And, you're right.  No matter how frustrating ... don't take it personally and just try to smile :)

Jul 16, 2012 09:18 AM #36
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Carie, Very well said. We have all met them and can't always say it is a pleasant encounter.

Jul 16, 2012 10:49 AM #37
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Debbie:  You're right, Debbie ... "pleasant" is usually not the word that comes to mind :)

Jul 17, 2012 02:20 AM #38
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Hi Carie -  Dropping back by today to thank you for being so supportive in the Rain.  You are greatly appreciated my friend.  Enjoy your day to the fullest.

Jul 19, 2012 12:53 AM #39
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