Backstabbing, by the way, is not to be confused with a minor slipup like canceling lunch at the last minute or neglecting to return a phone call.
A sense of powerlessness fuels some backstabbers.
Backstabbers operate out of insecurity, believing they have to have perfect order to eliminate any threat to their power.
In all likelihood, Backstabbers are quite pleasant and supportive on the surface. But that's a mask.
Backstabbers ooze anger.
One of the favorite pastimes of Backstabbers is recounting slights and grievances they've carried for years.
Their motto is : "Don't get mad, get even"
You know that you have been stabbed when you feel the deep pain of betrayal.
Backstabbing is nothing new. In biblical times,King David experienced the pain of betrayal.
Backstabbing occurs when you share a confidence with someone at church only to learn later that the person has told your story on the prayer chain.
Storing up pain, nurturing your hurt, plotting revenge - all these punish you more than they do the backstabbers.
The underlying problem with many Backstabbers is a lack of self-esteem
By sending a brief memo to a colleague or a superior, you have a paper trail that Backstabber's can't erase.
Remember that Backstabbers are sneaky,slick,seductive, and sabotaging.
They put on a front that appears accommodating, loyal, and yes, even sacrificial. Then, without warning, they raise their knife, and by the time you see the glint of the blade, it's almost always too late.