Have you ever taken a personality test and cringed at the result? We had an exercise in my business strategy class tonight to discern the degree of our Machiavellian nature. I wasn’t just high Machiavellian. I was the most Machiavellian in my class: Always employs manipulation in business practices.
I’m still reeling. Really?? I’m doing my best to blame in on the highly cynical, negative industry I’ve been in for the last five years, but I can’t help but think I must really be that way.
Spike was no help, not surprisingly. “Am I manipulative?” I asked innocently.
“That’s a trick question,” he stubbornly refused to answer.
Smart man. I know his answer, otherwise he would have said, “No, that test is stupid.”
He did throw me a bone, saying all business is Machiavellian. I’d like to go with that and conclude that I must be the most super business woman in my class of business majors.