Chapter 9. Homicidal Managers

You Won't Get Away with That

As difficult as dealing with compulsive, narcissistic, and even bullying managers can be, you are in an entirely different realm when someone presents a threat of murder. Such events unfortunately occur at times in corporate life.

In interviewing those who threaten to kill others, we often find a combination of aggressive narcissism, an antisocial perspective, and depression. Paranoia can also be a factor. Aggressive narcissism clears the path for the manager to seriously consider murder to meet a perceived need or goal. As we have discussed, for the severely narcissistic or antisocial manager, other people do not have rights. Rather, they are objects that are either useful or are ...

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