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.
From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is important in your life. Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life.
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.
I'll bet you would not list gossip,backstabbing or negativity as one of the desirable values you hold dear.
Backstabbing, gossiping,greed and power games are a sign of an unhealthy organization.
Backstabbing occurs when a friend agrees with you when the tow of you are alone but later sides with your opponents in a social setting.
Backstabbing occurs when a coworker lies low on a project and then grabs credit when it's nearing completion.
Although I'm proposing these two rules to strengthen your ability to deal with backstabbing,you're still going to have to protect yourself - you don't want to get stabbed in the front for your troubles.
If you are protecting yourself against a backstabbing co-worker or underling that is another matter. No one should feel bad about staying alive when under direct attack.
I know of one man who spent his best energies backstabbing.