This, there are some lousy horrible people about, but if someone is pulling absolutely everyone to pieces you can be sure that's how they will be speaking about you as well. I've just called time in my head on a new friend who was doing this all the time. I'm not going to bother anymore and just say I'm too busy with family/work etc.Seriously, though, anyone who spends any time criticising their parents, siblings, friends, neighbours, last partner, employer, etc. Particularly when you first meet them. No one is perfect, and everyone needs to vent at some point, but constant complaining just makes me think that I will soon be the subject of their character assassination attempts soon.