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Are you being a jerk without realising it? Take this quiz to find out

Do you wonder why you are far from being Mr Popular in your professional and personal life? Take this quiz to find out if you are rubbing people the wrong way.

, ET Bureau|
Updated: Jan 29, 2015, 08.48 AM IST
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Many of Shia LeBeouf’s (R) colleagues have commented on his unpleasant nature. Steve Jobs (L) was notoriously hard on his employees and treated them shoddily. 
Many of Shia LeBeouf’s (R) colleagues have commented on his unpleasant nature. Steve Jobs (L) was notoriously hard on his employees and treated them shoddily. 
Do you wonder why you are far from being Mr Popular in your professional and personal life? Take this quiz to find out if you are rubbing people the wrong way:

When you and your co-workers are arguing about an assignment, do you belittle their inputs and think that your view is right so the conversation is over?

a) Yes — I have the most experience on the topic usually and so, I feel I have the most valid opinion. b) I try to listen to everyone and take in what I can get before I make an informed comment. I try not to put down other people’s ideas.

How often in your personal and professional life have you begun a statement with, ‘Even I...”

a) Often. I have had a lot of life experiences and hence I contribute with my inputs. b) Not that often. I let other people share their experiences because it offers fresh perspective.

Your old neighbour or parent comes up to you to ask you for style advice. Your first reaction would be?

a) To laugh — they are much too old to worry about their appearance now. b) Rattle off a few things on the top of my head, but give them clearer advice later.

A few colleagues are standing around the coffee machine having a conversation, you begin to approach. What do they do?

a) They wrap up the conversation before I reach the machine. b) Say hello and include me in what they were discussing.

At the movie theatre, what do you usually do?

a) Chatter a lot to my partner because I think I know where the plot is going. b) Kick back with my cheese popcorn and cola, switch off my phone and enjoy the show.

The holidays just got over — do you recall any of your friend’s or co-worker’s plans?

a) No — but I did tell them what I was up to. b) Yes — I greeted everyone and asked them about their weekend.

Are you being a jerk without realising it? Take this quiz to find out
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