The High Maintenance folks close to me are that way because of me, I'm an enabler so I feel I can't blame them because I am causing it, that said there's only two of them. As for colleagues, acquaintances & extended family members it doesn't bother me too much, I guess I'm use to it.
Martyrs - LOVE 'EM! They do all the work or assume all the responsibilities folks don't WANT to do so let 'em do it.
Whiners - It depends on who it is; if it's someone close to me then I always reply with a positive spin on their complaint, if it's someone not close to me I nod and agree in silent anguish. Naughty truth be told, I work with a hot young woman who whines all-the-time but she's eye-candy so she gets a pass.....I know, I'm despicable!
USING SP TO HELP YOU KEEP TRACK OF WEIGHT LOSs, CALORIE INTAKE AND EXERCISE "IS" THE SHORTCUT!!!!!!
sTOP TRYING TO CONSUME A MAGIC WEIGHTLOSS PILL, OY!