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Are You, or the People You Know and Love, Mensches or Jerks?

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Characteristics of a Jerk:

1.     They interrupt.

2.     They don’t take turns.

3.     They take advantage of people who are down.

4.     They gloat in victory.

5.     They are sullen in defeat.

6.     They are not fair.

7.     They lack integrity.

8.     They are the people you hope you won’t grow up to be like.

9.     They are the kind of person you wouldn’t want your sister (or brother or child) to marry.

10. They are the kind of person you’ll avoid, if you break free of them.

Characteristics of a Mensch:

1.     They don’t interrupt.

2.     They take turns.

3.     They don’t take advantage of people who are down.

4.     They are gracious in victory.

5.     They are noble in defeat.

6.     They are consummately fair.

7.     They have integrity.

8.     They are the people you want to grow up to be like.

9.     They are the kind of person you’d want your sister (or brother or child) to marry.

10. They are the kind of person you’ll cherish, if you’re lucky enough to have one in your life.

Mark Goulston is a Los Angeles-based psychiatrist and the author of "Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone." He is the co-founder of Heartfelt Leadership. Contact: info@hfleader.com

 
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