Do you view your colleagues as allies or competitors? And how do you think they view you? A survey conducted by the Creative Group, a head-hunting firm for the marketing industry, sought to find out what executives in marketing and advertising think about the issue. 

The most recent survey showed that a third of executives say that coworkers have tried to make them look bad on the job. It's hard to know whether those reporting such behavior are indeed working in shark tanks, and not just paranoid. 

The good news, according to the poll, is that the percentage of marketing pros who felt wronged by coworkers has dropped significantly since 2008, when half of respondents reported being shown up by a colleague. 

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