Has anyone ever tried to malign your reputation?
September 1, 2012 7:42pm CST
Jealous people in the office,school,neighborhood-they are everywhere. They are out there to malign your reputation and drag you down to put themselves in pedestal. Somehow,there's a truth in the saying that the core motivation of success is envy and jealousy. Have you ever been a victim of this type of people? What did you do to defend yourself?
4 Sep 12
yes by a neighbor and i had no idea that another neighbor is very mad at me because of that erroneous information. Good that the latter and I had a common friend who told informed me about the issue and when I explained the circumstances to her she explained it in return to that person and it settled everything.
2 Sep 12
im also a victim of this negative emotion(jealousy,envy), in fact im the one who envy of someone, but i didn't drag anyone down, instead i make the one who i am envy of as good example to motivate myself to be like him/her,.. so the next time you think that you are a victim of this kind of person, also think that the person is also a victim of his/her own emotion...
2 Sep 12
Yes! It was so painful coz the persons that did those things were the persons real close to me. It was hard for me to talk to them for a long time. And when I did, I chose not to talk about it anymore. I just though that these kind of people were brought up the wrong way and I am happy that i was brought up by my parents with a forgiving heart, patience and wide understanding of things.
• United States
2 Sep 12
Oh yes, I have been its victim. We had to move to Middle East in the 90s because of my dad's job. In my new school, I used to be very confused all the time because it was all new to me. I guess it made me look like a dumb or something. Once one Egyptian girl befriended me. To be honest, I never understood one single word she used to tell me. It was more like a mumbling to me. This got me in trouble. One time she said something to me and I basically like a stupid said yes. School ends and then like a very sweet person she takes me to her mom. There, another problem began. I did not understand Arabic for which what her mother told me remained a mystery. After couple of minutes, she grabbed me and began interrogating me about something. I remained confused. Then suddenly my teacher showed up. They greeted and talked. Finally, my teacher asked me in English "where is the tape?". I was like what tape. She then said that I borrowed a movie from the Egyptian girl and her mom wanted it back. I told her I never took any movie from her. But they still kept interrogating me. I got so angry about it that as soon as I went home I called my dad and told him to take that teacher to my principal. He listened to me. Next day, my dad and the principal ended up yelling at the teacher. She said sorry to me, but eventually lost her job. I told my principal to call up that Egyptian girl along with her mother. But she said that since they were Arabic it would be best to let the issue go. We were just residents over there and that did not give us the power to do anything to them. But then, that girl left school for good. I wish she stayed. I hate when I cannot take revenge on people who cross me.