Sometimes we're the people we hate. That's one factor that Jonathan Littman and I point out in I Hate People — that we all, occasionally if not more often, exhibit the signs of the Ten least Wanted. So if you're concerned about navigating around the lunkheads in your office, it's probably wise to begin figuring out when you're the hazard being navigated around.
When you don't, you can be in danger of having your actions (or inactions) catch up with you and falling prey to the pitfalls Steve Tobak warns about in his BNET blog entry 10 Ways To Destroy Your Management Career. Whether it's Cutting Corners on Something Important, Documenting Something in an Email No One Should See, or even Getting in the Crosshairs of a Psycho Employee, chances are you could have prevented any of the mishaps Steve outlines from happening if you develop a little self-awareness about your own occasionally annoying personality traits.
Jump over to Steve's piece and take a read. And don't be afraid to hate yourself up once in a while — it's good for the soul.
— Marc Hershon