Monday, September 1, 2014

There's No Pleasing a Narcissist

Anyone who's ever been involved with a disturbed individual suffering from narcissism or borderline personality disorder, a closely related condition, knows that there's no pleasing these people. You can do everything "perfectly" for only so long. Sooner or later, they'll find something that doesn't "measure up" to their ever-shifting standards. (Also, their standards are for other people. They'd never be able to follow them.)

So it's impossible to please someone with such a severe character disturbance. Knowing this makes it much easier to accept and to move on from the inevitable occasion when you "disappoint" them. Narcissists tend to overreact to real or imagined slights, since they have very fragile egos. Watch out when this happens. You will be then become the villain as an all-out psychological war is declared. You may not know you're in the heat of battle until things become really crazy, and a number of other people have turned on you.

A narcissist on the warpath is a force to be reckoned with. A morally disordered individual will cause a ton of drama as she pits one person against another. Personality disorders, or character disturbances, are the root cause of workplace mobbing. Typically, what happens is a bully rallies a group of flying monkeys to help carry out her agenda of pushing her target out of a job. Because most people are weak, or easily led, they march in lock-step to the bully's beat.

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