"Its just business, so don't take it personally." If anyone ever says that to you...run! Anyone who lives by this creed may easily carry over this same attitude in their personal life, employing any means to get their way. People that live by the rule that "All's fair in love and war", may do anything to get ahead, no matter who they have to step on. It reflects a self-centered fear-based mind set. Basically a "taker".
Here's a story for you: I have a male friend who hired a female lawyer to file paperwork for him and his soon to be ex-wife's divorce. The lawyer privately consulted with the wife and convinced her she could get much more than she was agreeing to (which was a lot more than what she was actually entitled to), and so the wife changed the paperwork, demanding more from my friend. Paperwork was set up so that my friend would have to pay half of his income to his ex, until the divorce was finalized. The lawyer did this, because she knew my friend would not be able to afford a lawyer to fight the altered terms. The divorce ended with him getting a bad deal, unable to support himself financially. My story ends with him admitting to me that he is attracted to this woman lawyer, not because she's particularly good-looking, but because she has a good job with potential prosperity. He overlooked the fact that this woman completely screwed him over, and was thinking her character would somehow be different in a personal relationship. Why would it? Your comments?