How to Work With a Narcissist

Narcissists don’t have the telltale signs of a crazy person.

They’re not sitting at coffee shops writing manifestos on napkins in an illegible scrawl, shouting about aliens. They are often charming, talented, attractive people who have a natural allure to them.

A narcissist in the workplace can work wonders at times.

They can be great motivators and group leaders, with a flair for inspiring others. ...until they lose interest or something doesn’t go their way. To cope…

  • Manage your own ego and your expectations!
  • Manage your need to win, to prove yourself right.
  • Recognize you may walk away feeling crazy, as narcissists are expert argument manipulators and logic twisters.
  • Pick your battles.
  • Seeking an apology is a fruitless endeavor. Don’t expect them to come around to your point of view when in conflict with them. Learn how to heal yourself.

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