Thank you so much for saying what I’ve been thinking for over a decade. When I was in my 20’s, I used to get sucked into that kind of ‘challenge’ in the workplace, believing that if I rose to the occasion it would make me a better person. Because I got sucked in, I’ve had shitty employer after shitty employer. Leaving them was like leaving abusive relationships. Luckily I started to see that bullshit for what it is and I don’t get into abusive relationships anymore.