They spew negativity to demean and deflate you. And they think you're the problem. Herewith, a guide for surviving toxic times. Plus, read about tyranny in the workplace, being the victim, and more. Cover Image: NathanielWelch
By Shoba Sreenivasan, Ph.D., and Linda E. Weinberger, Ph.D.
Being bullied should not be an acceptable part of your job.
Narcissists cut a wide, swashbuckling figure through the world. At one end of the self-loving spectrum is the charismatic leader with an excess of charm, whose only vice may be his or her inflated amour-propre.
Bullying is a distinctive pattern of harming and humiliating others, specifically those who are in some way smaller, weaker, younger or in any way more vulnerable than the bully. Bullying is not garden-variety aggression; it is a deliberate and repeated attempt to cause harm to others of lesser power.