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Toxic Workplace!: Managing Toxic Personalities and Their Systems of Power by Elizabeth Holloway, Mitchell Kusy

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Chapter 2. RECOGNIZING THE TOXIC PERSONALITY

It Isn't as Easy as You Think

This person can be quite charismatic and funny, so it is easy to get sucked in time and time again and give her the benefit of the doubt. She has a knack for always asking for forgiveness while still belittling the person. I've decided over the years that she is essentially a manipulative, power-hungry, dishonest, unethical game player. She is not someone I can trust in any situation. She puts people in positions where they feel that they are going against one another, and she does it simply for her own self-interests. She makes it look like she strives for calmness, but in reality seems to get pure enjoyment out of chaos and anxiety-producing situations.

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