May 15th, 2019

Get to know who are the Narcissists and Gaslighters around your workplace

No two people are exactly alike, but people do they do share traits - and those traits aren't always positive. Some prefer drama or negative attention.

They are everywhere, including the workplace. They might be on your team or sit in a nearby cubicle. It could be your boss, or a coworker. 

They're combative, critical or nonproductive.

Narcissists are someone who is grandiosity, a lack of empathy for other people, and a need for admiration. They mostly are arrogant, self-centered, manipulative, and demanding.

Gaslighting is a form of persistent manipulation and brainwashing that causes the victim to doubt her or himself, and to ultimately lose one’s own sense of perception, identity, and self-worth.

A gaslighter’s statements and accusations are often based on deliberate falsehoods and calculated marginalization.

The term gaslighting is derived from the 1944 film Gaslight, where a husband tries to convince his wife that she’s insane by causing her to question herself and her reality.

Chronic narcissists and gaslighters are likely to exhibit at least several of the following on a regular basis.

Both narcissists and gaslighters are prone to frequent lies and exaggerations (about themselves and others), and have the tendency of lifting themselves up by putting others down.

Both narcissists and gaslighters can be adept at distortion of facts, deliberate falsehoods, character assassinations, and negative coercions.

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