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DEFINITION: v. To focus on your weaknesses, rather than your strengths. n. A person who is obsessed with their perceived deficiencies, and works hard to ensure that everyone else understands and appreciates their failings.

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Manglomaniac

Top verboticism of the day created by karenanne

Pronunciation: MAN gah lo MAIN ee ak

Sentence: Dexter Knott made sure that everyone knew how difficult most tasks were for him and how slowly he worked, so that they wouldn't ask much of him. He was a notable manglomaniac, pointing out how he would probably mangle whatever responsibility was laid at his doorstep, and then suggesting that someone else would do a better job. He made such comments as, "Why don't you give the project to Lee Derr? He thrives on 'management opportunities.'" As a result, he mostly got to slack off while his more capable and ambitious colleagues basically got used. In the end, since they were all on a set pay scale, they all got paid the same.

Etymology: mangle + megalomaniac

Created by: karenanne.

Comments:

Lee Derr...like it! - Nosila, 2010-07-03: 22:43:00

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I'm not surprised that nobody likes the DORKMEISTER. What's to like? - metrohumanx, 2009-06-10: 05:52:00

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Favorite so far. Truly fits! Esp. the verb - DrWebsterIII, 2009-06-09: 14:38:00

like it!! - mweinmann, 2009-06-09: 17:27:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-29: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Secret # 2: "Think strengths, not weaknesses". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-09: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Secret # 2: "Think strengths, not weaknesses". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-01: 00:08:00
Today's definition was suggested by johnnybunko. Thank you johnnybunko. ~ James

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