Raising Awareness and Recovering Agency in the Face of Narcissistic Leadership

Fernanda Pomin


Approximately 1 percent of the population falls within the psychopath category, and around 3.9 percent of corporate professionals can be described as having psychopathic tendencies.1 Among the various existing pathologies in the corporate world, pathological narcissism is the dysfunction most frequently found at senior levels.2

There is a tendency within organizations to seek out people for leadership positions who exhibit many of the characteristics of narcissists, assuming such roles require those traits.3,4 Consequently, narcissistic people end up reaching higher organizational positions due to their charismatic and manipulative ...

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