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Regarding # 7 - The best test of a person's character is how he or she treats those with less power.

My father taught me : The best test of a person's character is how he treats those WHO CAN DO NOTHING FOR HIM.

I think this is a better litmus test as you may feel someone w/ "less" power may someday have more so you cover you bets.


I've seen several of these studies about where you sit and they never mention people who stand. I don't mean underlings who stand behind the people they serve but those who just chose to stand. Where I work there are a couple of us that typically stand during meetings, particularly in larger group meetings. We have no trouble being heard or listened to but I wonder now what unconsious messages other people are receiving.


I know that anecdote are not data but this matches my experience (I work in Europe). I have found that identifying myself as the budget holder early in the first meeting (particularly with suppliers) focuses people attention.

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