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A brief Checklist of a Cluster B Personality Disorder

KEY FEATURES OF PSYCHOPATHY The Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised What follows is a summary of key traits and behaviours of psychopathy. Readers may wish to view my website for material on psychopathy ( ), and a website for victims ( ). Glib and Superficial Psychopaths are often voluble and verbally facile. They can be amusing and entertaining conversationalists, ready with a clever comeback, and are able to tell unlikely but convincing stories that cast themselves in a good light. Egocentric and Grandiose Psychopaths have a narcissistic and grossly inflated view of their own self-worth and importance, a truly astounding egocentricity and sense of entitlement, and see themselves as the centre of the universe, justified in living according to their own rules. Lack of Remorse or Guilt Psychopaths show a stunning lack of concern for the effects their actions have on others, no matter how devastating these might b

Narcissistic Behaviours at Toxic Worksites

Signs of a toxic workplace In a toxic workplace, dysfunctional attitudes and emotions seem to permeate the atmosphere. Signs of a toxic workplace: 1.     Widespread anger and frustration 2.     Workplace bully is admired 3.     Scapegoats are always blamed 4.     Dysfunctional relationships 5.     Dysfunctional meetings 6.     Obvious hypocrisy 7.     Overly restrictive systems 8.     Incompetent or powerless HR manager 1. Widespread anger and frustration Are co-workers frequently in a foul mood? Are anger and frustration widespread? Do disenchanted employees outnumber enthusiastic ones? These are clear signs that your company’s atmosphere is toxic. In this situation, nothing realistic is being done to improve morale. Any efforts to make your company a better place to work seem superficial, even ironic (like having the workplace bully head up the committee to improve morale). Turnover is usually high in a toxic workplace, with the most talented people quitt