Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Workplace Archetypes - Brown-Noser

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The BROWN-NOSER.  The Brown-noser is a flatterer who has taken flattery just a bit too far.  

Flattery isn't bad.  As a matter of fact, Dale Carnegie in his book, How to Win Friends and Influence People,  explains how you should start every encounter with just a little bit of flattery.  It is when flattery is obviously excessive that we consider it brown-nosing. 

  • ass kisser
  • ass licker
  • bootlicker
  • crawler
  • fawning
  • flunky
  • groveler
  • hanger-on
  • kowtowing
  • lackey
  • lickspittle
  • suck up
  • toady
  • yes man
  • apple-polisher
  • sycophant
     sycophant (plural sycophants)
  1. One who uses compliments to gain self-serving favor or advantage from another.
  2. One who seeks to gain through the powerful and influential. 

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