A Self-Absorbed Person

Reblogger Kathy Streib
Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

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!

Original content by Lou Ludwig

Motivational Power Quote


A Self-Absorbed Person   

“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very

small bundle.”

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


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Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES
Long Realty West Valley - Anthem, AZ
Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate

Self absorption seems to be a nationwide epidemic these days.  Best wishes to you Lou.

Mar 08, 2018 04:02 PM #1
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Kathy, many a time this type of person has crossed my path. Sadly, my mom is this way. It made it very difficult during the arduous time we've had to spend with her post surgery (my sister and I) trying to help her with some very bad choices that she made lately and then blamed everyone for it. 

And yes, (Lou), we have to take the fall sometimes, and rise above. It's much easier as you said to just not engage with them in your life! 

Mar 08, 2018 04:04 PM #2
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Lou had such an insight to life...I wish I had one half of that vision

Mar 08, 2018 04:20 PM #3
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I love the quote - “A man wrapped up in himself makes a very

small bundle.”

Mar 09, 2018 05:23 AM #4
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

We all need practice bringing people back to reality Kathy Streib 



Mar 09, 2018 07:26 AM #5
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Oh man, run like the wind from this personality. Argh. I sure miss Lou - and his wise insights. 

Mar 09, 2018 07:33 AM #6
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I like your comment about learning with age to simply steer clear of self-absorbed people, Kathy.  I've done the same.

Mar 09, 2018 02:13 PM #7
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