I have a possible IRL nemesis for the first time in a while. It feels weird and bad bc I'm probably going to spend a lot of time with him this semester 😩

It also sucks because I feel like I'm the only one in my entire program who *doesn't* like him. He's crazy extroverted and runs a lot of the student events in the department.

When he joins everyone automatically defers control of a conversation to him! It's so stupid! People don't do it for anyone else!

@Elmkast I knew someone just like that in HS. How he (ab)used his charisma to get everyone centered around him, or even the graduation speech he gave where he tried to make people believe that credentials represent all the fun and relationships "we made along the way". Charming fellow

@Elmkast Ughh, I feel for you. But you can get the most out of it by examining why you don't like him (is it just incompatibility and you'd prefer to be elsewhere, or is there some resentment involved), and try/practise some strategies for managing such people.

@kureshii Without a doubt there is resentment involved and I have few strategies for dealing with such people. 😂

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