Part I. Narcissistic Managers

Copernicus Was Wrong: I'm the Center of the Universe

A central personality trait of many toxic managers is destructive narcissism. It is the core problem in grandiose managers, control freaks, paranoid managers, sociopaths, ruthless managers, bullies, and the most problematic, rigid managers. Destructive narcissism releases managers from normal moral constraints and concerns for fairness, and allows them to treat others as objects rather than as human beings with rights. It enables people to manipulate, bully, scapegoat, and exploit others without concern for the impact of their actions on the victim.

Definition of Narcissism

The term narcissism comes from the Greek myth of a beautiful youth, Narcissus, who callously ...

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