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Old 04-15-2010, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Corydon, IN
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Yes sometimes it may work in the opposite way... the more aggression and intimidating the better. You already know how they'll likely react so there's nothing to be frightened about.

The ones I'm leery about are silent, passive doormat types. You never know when they decided it's enough and by the time they snap you'll be taken by surprise. Look out for the silent waters. Those are the ones I would get scare the most.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Tri-State Area
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I guess it depends on who you ask. Or as you said, which side your on. Theres a guy at work the gets some kind of jolly out of provoking others at work. He and another guy were relentless at getting the boss all riled up.
They don't value their employment do they?
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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They don't value their employment do they?
Thats what I ask. Hey I need my paycheck, I dont want the boss stroking out.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:20 AM
 
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I worked for a tyrant that would just BLOW a gasket at the drop of a hat and yell and scream before asking questions. He was usually wrong too. A lot of people walked on pins and needles around him until it got to be such a joke to see who would set him off first. Like cats batting around a mouse.
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I guess it depends on who you ask. Or as you said, which side your on. Theres a guy at work the gets some kind of jolly out of provoking others at work. He and another guy were relentless at getting the boss all riled up.
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They don't value their employment do they?
I'll tell you in my case. This guy would blow the roof off the building over every darn thing. I watched him just rant and rave and wave his arms and completely b*tch me out in front of other people. All the while I did not dare interrupt him, I had the info he declared he never saw in my hand. When he was done ranting I simply held the memo out (with his signature on it) and asked, "Do you remember getting this?" and do you know what he did -and in front of everyone- he took his hand and hit under the paper so the paper and his hand smacked me right in my face and almost broke my nose. This is how bad he was - to the point of physical violence.

So, I'd say, yeah, there are people who are more prone to be provoked just by their sheer nature and at some point it's a joke - how can you ever take a person like that seriously? Before staff meetings we'd exchange money making bets who'd get ripped a new one first.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:24 AM
 
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If some people are more prone to being provoked, knowing human nature as it is, would people take advantage of that person and spend time provoking them?
Yes, children learn this early on. If they have siblings, they learn it as babies and toddlers and it was entertaining then too.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Tri-State Area
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I'll tell you in my case. This guy would blow the roof off the building over every darn thing. I watched him just rant and rave and wave his arms and completely b*tch me out in front of other people. All the while I did not dare interrupt him, I had the info he declared he never saw in my hand. When he was done ranting I simply held the memo out (with his signature on it) and asked, "Do you remember getting this?" and do you know what he did -and in front of everyone- he took his hand and hit under the paper so the paper and his hand smacked me right in my face and almost broke my nose. This is how bad he was - to the point of physical violence.

So, I'd say, yeah, there are people who are more prone to be provoked just by their sheer nature and at some point it's a joke - how can you ever take a person like that seriously? Before staff meetings we'd exchange money making bets who'd get ripped a new one first.
It's at the point that I deliver a reflex reaction and really do break his nose and leave a few tattoos on his face, next time he'll think better of trying crap like that.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:29 AM
 
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It's at the point that I deliver a reflex reaction and really do break his nose and leave a few tattoos on his face, next time he'll think better of trying crap like that.
No retalitory physical violence was necessary. I just got him canned and a nice settlement to boot. Cooler heads prevail sometimes.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:32 AM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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I sometimes stop in people's paths in public, just to spite them or enjoy seeing them get angry.

...your the same guy who posted ppl give you snarely looks...now it makes sense.
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:04 AM
 
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Yes - because people are malcious, not because it's fun. I wonder just how much fun it would be if the tables were turned on the aggressors?
i don't think it's malicious, i think it's just how human beings are.

Sometimes, one just has to not let things rub them up, and pick one's battles.
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Tri-State Area
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Originally Posted by samston
I sometimes stop in people's paths in public, just to spite them or enjoy seeing them get angry.

...your the same guy who posted ppl give you snarely looks...now it makes sense.
+1 for you.
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