Lou was on target with this one. As I have gotten older, I have made it a practice to have as little to do with self-absorbed people as I have to, whether it is my personal or work life. I bet you're making a quick list in your head of all of the self-absorbed people you know!
Motivational Power Quote
A Self-Absorbed Person
“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very
Benjamin Franklin 1706 -1790, Founding Father,
Author, Inventor, Postmaster
As I see it . . . . . . .
A self-absorbed person
I have been involved with self-absorbed people through-out my career and they make a very interesting study.
First they see themselves as a driver . . . . you know the type. It’s their way or the highway. Many of them lack the moral compass to see anything but from their point of view.
They will make very poor decisions . . . . and then look for someone to blame for the decision. When they make a really bad decision they look for someone to take the fall and to push out the door.
Working with a seller who is self-absorbed . . . . is the customer that knows more about market value then the real estate professional . . . . and they insists they are right about the pricing and the CMA is Incorrect.
They make it very difficult of the real estate professional to sell the home by setting unrealistic guidelines about keys and showing instructions for the professional to follow.
When a contract is presented to them . . . . they make it winner take all and you know who they set up to be the winner. They are very challenging to work with in the negotiations and they become their own worst enemy in the negotiating process and the professional becomes the stabilizing force in the negotiations.
A self-absorbed person . . . . needs a steady hand of a real estate professional or they can become a nightmare in a real estate transaction.
©2013 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author