Author(s): Nina W. Brown
Whether the narcissist in your life is your boss, someone you supervise, or a coworker, this guide offers practical methods for managing destructive behaviors and making sure that your own work gets the respect it deserves. Narcissists rarely have trouble finding work, since they usually make a good first impression and their inflated sense of self often looks like impressive self-confidence to a recruiting employer. But that same self-centered and arrogant worldview typically leaves the people they work with feeling discredited and unrecognized in the shadow of the narcissist's spotlight. In positions of power, narcissists ask employees to accommodate unreasonable demands and are prone to shift the blame to others for their own mistakes. In Working with the Self-Absorbed, psychologist Nina Brown provides a hands-on, no-nonsense approach to coping with narcissistic bosses and co-workers. Readers learn that they are not helpless against a narcissistic coworker and that they needn't consider giving up their rights or their job.