The PITA Principle
How to Work With and Avoid Becoming A Pain in the AssBook - 2009
A humorous new how-to guide by character expert Robert Orndorff and psychologist Dulin Clark unveils the different types of PITAs ( Pain In The Ass) one might encounter on the job. Readers will learn how to cope with, and dare we say benefit from, these PITAs, and even identify their own PITA tendencies and learn how to avoid becoming the dreaded coworker.
The PITA Principle uses entertaining scenarios and real-life work situations to describe and identify the different kinds of PITAs in the workplace. Then, readers are provided with a positive scenario for each type of PITA, showcasing techniques for working with this personality type. Readers engage in a self-evaluation process, with the understanding that we all have the potential to become each kind of PITA during certain work situations. The authors identify ways to improve upon various self-identified PITA characteristics through a cognitive-behavioural approach to change. HR professionals, outplacement professionals, business professionals, college students, and anyone with a job will enjoy Orndorff and Clark's approach to understanding our coworkers and even ourselves. Their humorous approach to this sometimes touchy subject allows readers to relax and reflect on how they react to work stresses and inspires them to recognize their PITA styles and develop ways to overcome them.