What business people like and dislike about others

What  behaviours do you chose to adopt?

Here’s the output from ten business people, across a wide range of industries, on what they like and dislike about others that they’ve dealt with that day.


  • Greedy – wanting us to spend money before seeing what they had to sell
  • Dishonest – told us something that proved to be a blatant lie
  • Dishonest – used underhand tactics to gain a competitive advantage
  • Not trustworthy – very secretive, withholding information, preventing trade
  • Salesperson was unable to trade without authority


  • Reliable – stuck to their word; delivered on their promises
  • Worked together as a team
  • Honest, straight-talking, fair & trustworthy
  • Considered the needs of others in an effort to collaborate, to mutual benefit
  • Fostered an open and honest relationship

No surprises in here: we know what can prevent trade and what can encourage business to take place.  As these are predominantly behaviours, it all depends on which we choose to adopt.

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