Are You Dealing With a Narcissist or Psychopath?
Original article at Huffington Post; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/04/signs-of-narcissism_n_4696772.html
18 Signs You’re Dealing With A Narcissist
They can often be found in leadership roles.
Not that that makes them good leaders, notes Jean Twenge, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Psychology at San Diego State University and co-author of The Narcissism Epidemic with Campbell. But narcissists often find themselves in leadership positions because “people who are narcissistic want to be leaders. They don’t necessarily make better leaders, but they want to do it, so they’re more likely to end up in those positions.”
Read full article; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/04/signs-of-narcissism_n_4696772.html
Another great resource a friend turned me on to is Psychopath Free dot com.
Check out their article on 30 Red Flags of Manipulative Partners; https://www.psychopathfree.com/content.php?212-30-Red-Flags
It is written about romantic partners, but certainly could be used to Red Flag Business Partners. Scary Stuff!
A few of my faves;
6. Lies & excuses. There is always an excuse for everything, even things that don’t require excusing. They make up lies faster than you can question them. They will always blame others—it is never their fault. They spend more time rationalizing their behavior than improving it.
8. Insults you with a condescending, joking sort of attitude. Smirks when you try to express yourself. Teasing becomes the primary mode of communication in your relationship. They subtly belittle your intelligence and achievements. If you point this out, they call you hypersensitive and crazy.
13. You are the only one who sees their true colors. Others will think they’re the nicest person in the world, even though they are used for money, resources, and attention. They won’t care because he/she strategically distracts them with shallow praise (often done over social networking). Psychopaths are able to maintain superficial friendships far longer than their relationships.
17. You find yourself explaining the basic elements of human respect to a full-grown man/woman. Normal people understand the fundamental concepts of honesty and kindness. No adult should need to be told how they are making other people feel.
Feel free to comment with your own experience dealing with these type of people. Ask for help if you need it. We have all fallen victim to this since they are so deceiving and a lot of people have no idea who or what they are dealing with. Don’t let these idiots control your energy! Step away while you can.
Make it a great day!