Collection: Charlie Munger - #64 'How To Deal With Difficult People?'



[Transcript]

AUDIENCE MEMBER 00:08

When you don’t have the luxury of picking your negotiation counter parties, what’s your best recommendation for dealing with somebody who, not only won’t negotiate rationally but will also criticize you for trying to negotiate rationally?


CHARLIE MUNGER 00:21

You’re talking about a situation I try and solve by avoidance. If I can solve that problem I’d have a line around the block. I mean you wouldn’t be able to squeeze in here.


Everybody who has an insoluble problem with a difficult person…Think of what we’d all do to solve that one? I’m afraid I don’t have a solution to that one. Avoidance is my general principle method.


(Source: https://youtu.be/X1Oi3esiry8)

 

[YAPSS Takeaway]

How to deal with difficult people?

If you have the chance just avoid them.