So far we have covered the signs and symptoms of narcissism, this week we will look more in depth at what to do and how to deal with the narcissist in your life, whatever your relationship to them.
Whilst researching narcissism I discovered a fabulous article in The Huffington Post by Jeffrey Kluger, the author of ‘The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed — in Your World’. Below are some useful tips for workplace narcissists, friends and family members that I gleamed from the article and some of my own tips on partners that will ensure you successfully avoid the minefields narcissists create, enabling you to deal with them more strategically and making your interaction with them that little bit easier.
When your boss is a narcissist
It’s highly likely that either you or someone you know will have had to deal with a boss who’s a narcissist at some point. Power is to narcissists what pollen is to bees and they gravitate to positions of authority faster than you can blink. Their charismatic charm, manipulative tactics and ability to make decisions autonomously usually allow them to climb up the career ladder unimpeded and as a result the majority of bosses out there are, well, narcissists.