Have you worked with women who would sell you out to get ahead? Have you been brutally hurt by women that back stab you without a second thought? I am talking about Mean Women. These are women who were mean girls in high school and grew up to be mean women in the office, committee, or nonprofit organization. I don't know what special kind of karma I have, but I have had the opportunity to run across many of these women.
It usually starts like this: I notice that they are not too great at whatever job that they are performing and although I don't say anything to them they know that I know. I see through their facade so to speak. Well, that is when they quickly dive into make the kill.
I have no idea how to deal with these women. I have read all about Mean Girls. Especially when my daughter started middle school and Queen Bees and Wannabes came out, but there isn't anything about the Mean Women. They are women that have no idea what it means to have actual women as allies and friends. They are, at least in my life, everywhere.
How to spot a Woman Hater:
- They will act superior at all times.
- They will talk about you behind your back but in a way that you easily find out.
- They will possibly try to act as your friend.
- They will work to either undermine your position, but usually they want to have you removed completely.
I don't remember them in high school, but I was oblivious to a lot of things when I was a teenager. With that I didn't know learn the essential skills needed to deal with these women. I am on the ongoing search for the perfect way to deal with these women. Have any of you had any way to deal with these women? I have more specific moments with these kinds of women and I might share... if I feel like I can do it without having to relive it.