How to Identify Narcissistic Leaders and Collaborate

Learning to work for self-centered managers and adjusting to them will be helpful to your own well-being and self-worth.

How to Identify Narcissistic Leaders and Collaborate

Narcissistic characteristics have been widely recognized and reported as prominent behavioral attributes in executive leaders over the last 20 years. Senior leaders with narcissistic qualities can have commercial advantages. However, their strategies for producing outcomes are often self-serving as well as detriment the mental and psychological well-being of others.

Recognizing narcissistic features

It can be physically and mentally exhausting to work with a narcissistic supervisor or colleague. 

There are four types:

1. Extravagant

You might see actions and communication that oozes a feeling of dominance that is unrealistic. Narcissist managers and/or coworkers are more likely to demean others and appeal to them as inferiors while appearing to be exceptional and ignored by the general population. Only a small few, narcissists claim, are worthy of appreciating their superiority.

2. Malignant

It is possible to expect to cheat, misleading, stealing and covering up unethical conduct and judgments. Participants tried to manipulate the interpretation of current and potential success by market owners, suggesting that accounting decisions were driven by self-serving actions.

3. Covert

You'll hear phrases from the community that your manager or colleague is set upon. You may think they're sad at first. However, pay attention to whether the vocabulary represents a conviction that the universe is wrong and they are right. Mistakes can be linked to others' perceived weaknesses.

4. Social

At face value, signaling the virtue of your supervisor or peer seems commendable, but be wary of recognizing their digging and providing chances for a lot of praise and affirmation. Underneath the surface of visionary, charitable ideas, there might be self-serving compensation pathways that benefit them first and foremost.

Working with people with certain personalities is always stressful, confusing, and complicated. Accept mental wellbeing professionals' advice and don't waste time and resources negotiating constantly. It's important for you when you note strains rising between you and your narcissistic boss or colleague.

  • Make sure you have access to self-care methods.
  • Keep a record of your interactions and experiences, including times and timestamps.
  • Where you can, control and restrict interactions with the problematic worker. This is achieved in order to safeguard your self-esteem, self-worth, and trust.
  • Establish a transfer exit plan through working with that colleague or director.