There is that very popular TV show called Survivor. There will inevitably be some players who are really good at the game who you don't like. And there will be others who don't play the politics very well who you do like. Their likability plays a factor in their ability to survive, but it is not the sole factor by any means.
Even though I might not like a good player, there is a certain level of respect I will give them. And that's the way it sometimes works in Corporate America. Layoffs, rightsizing, downsizing, mergers+acquisitions, the profit motivation, and maximization of shareholder value have made it so that many companies are the same Survivor Islands. And all the players are the employees who are fighting for their survival. Information hoarding, treachery, lying, and backstabbing are traits you need on the TV Survivor Islands and the Corporate Islands.
So while I do respect the players who survive, I don't have to like them.
<originally drafted May 2016. very late to publish.>
My name is Dae Yu.