If you identify the jerks quickly, you won't waste your time trying to work with them.
In today's hectic business world, you must decide quickly whether you want to hire, sell to, or buy from somebody. Unless you enjoy being miserable, it's useful to spot the jerks quickly, before you commit. Here are the seven "red flag" behaviors:
Only a jerk--and an insecure jerk, at that--would attempt to make himself (or herself) look better by disparaging others.
Anybody who throws something on the ground and expects somebody else to bend down and pick it up is automatically a jerk.