There are two types of people:
Category: Value Maker) People who add value (eg. People who provide a quality product/service for a price)
Category: Value Destroyer) People who take value and don’t care about the other person (eg. Liars/manipulators/straight up thieves)
My most successful peers are consistently value makers. They find win-win solutions.
If someone offers me a bad deal more than once, they will get categorized as a value destroyer and will not be taken seriously in the future. I think value destroyers are often too lazy to come up with mutually beneficial solutions. They are bad people to work with.
Value makers, on the other hand, are great business partners and team members. They are often eager to show you good work. As a result, I am often happy to refer them business from all of friends/colleagues.