5 Narcissist Knockout Tips To Win The Battle

Dr. Kevin Gazzara
7 min readJul 27, 2017

In every workplace, there exist principal guiding ethics which make such an environment a multicultural gathering of enlightened minds. Thus, relationships in such a place should be devoid of social barriers. If each of us has distinct personal characteristics, how do you manage a narcissist manager?

We seem to relate well with superiors who respect and help us to grow. But, it’s a thorn in our side to become subordinates to a boss who seems to be off the chart in his or her emotional reactions or lacks the self-awareness to brag, disrespects, criticises, blames, rages at his subordinates without a sense of responsibility. And the world today seems to cultivate more of these A-holes.

If the above picture seems close to your experience under your boss, you are most likely working under a narcissistic boss.

What Are The Signs Of A Narcissistic Boss?

According to Teri Hockett, the CEO of What’s For Work, working with a narcissistic boss is like riding a wild roller coaster with a blindfold. The implication of this experience is that at one moment you can be the most-loved staff member and the next moment, you are responsible for all the losses and mistakes in the organization.

Forbes in its wisdom described such as leader as being outwardly charming but inwardly a snake and went further to state that such a boss has the Narcissistic personality disorder. Seen many of these in the news lately?

In the same vein, the U.S. National Library of Medicine believes a narcissist boss is one with an enduring pattern of grandiose beliefs and arrogance together with an irresistible need for unearned admiration and lack of empathy for others.

Thus, a narcissist boss reacts to criticism with humiliation and rage, takes advantage of his or her subordinates, exaggerates his or her talents and accomplishments, disregards the feelings of others, and has obsessive self-interest with overt feelings of self-importance. I expect you are saying “I know someone just like that!”

How To Deal With A Narcissistic Boss

From the submission of the above authorities, a narcissistic boss lacks the fundamental ability to understand and respond to the feelings of others. He or she is…

Dr. Kevin Gazzara

CEO of Magna Leadership Solutions, Certified Positive Intelligence Coach, Management Expert, Professor, Speaker, and Author. Contact: Kevin@Magnaleadership.com