You work hard to achieve your goals, so you don’t want to be exploited by others. Here are signs to look for to stop those people in their tracks:
They don’t own up to anything: These people are usually in denial. They never admit their mistakes, and try to make you doubt yourself.
Manipulative: They often “guilt trip” you into doing them favors.
Play dumb: When you bring up a point, they pretend like they don’t know what you’re talking about. They might even call you “crazy.”
They only give you attention when it’s convenient: They’ll purposefully ignore you on occasion. They’re out for themselves, so unless they can use you in some way, they may avoid you.