The Six Types of “Impossible” Clients

Not that there aren’t others.

By Ed Mendlowitz
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As a CPA, I deal with many types of clients’ personalities. If I chose only one type, I would not have had much of a practice. And I doubt I would have found that one perfect type too many times. I have been very fortunate to have really nice and very smart people as clients.

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I believe entrepreneurs are the most stimulating people to work with. However, this doesn’t mean they don’t have peculiarities and that this sometimes makes them difficult to deal with – sometimes, but fortunately not most of the time.

Here are six examples of types I had to put up with and had to learn to overlook some of the unfortunate traits.