Remember the saying from the poem Solitude, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. The lines are, “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep and you weep alone”. The same can be said for complaining. If you are a chronic complainer, you may want to rethink that attribute.

The problem with complaining too much of it becomes less effective over time. Are you really unhappy with every situation you are presented with? It could be a sign that you have other negative situations going on with your life.  

I am sure you can think of someone who fits this bill. I know i can – an ex-colleague who complained about everything. It was ok when she was complaining to companies on the phone as they had only been on the end of it once, but for the rest of us around her we found ourselves rolling our eyes as we thought “here we go again”.Continue reading

We all know people who have an inflated ego, people who are so self confident that they dominate rooms the moment they walk in. Is this you? Are you a narcissist?

A narcissist has an inflated image of his or her own importance. This person’s ego is sky-high. This creates a constant need for admiration, and expresses itself in a lack of empathy for others. Regardless of this outward image, there is usually a fragile layer of self-esteem that is vulnerable to even the smallest criticism.Continue reading