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Quiz: Am I a Total Jerk?

  1. Can I take regular criticism and unpopular actions, without remorse?
  2. Can I cope with having double standards?
  3. Are money and success more important than feeling good about myself?
  4. Am I more important than the company I work for and my colleagues?
  5. Can I suck up to important people without embarrassment?

Questions to help first-class bullshitters self-identify, from The Business of Bullshit, by Graham Edmonds (Plume, June 2006). The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit, by Lois Beckwith (Broadway Books), appeared in February; Why Business People Speak Like Idiots: A Bullfighter's Guide (Free Press) was published in 2005.

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