UNLEASH YOUR INNER NARCISSIST
The great thing about putting this strategy into practice is that there are only 3 fundamental things to remember and guide your behavior:
- The world revolves around you, to serve and admire you.
- Other people don’t matter.
- You’re never wrong and you never fail.
You don’t actually have to believe these things for your people to hate you; you just have to act like you do.
I’m Sooo Sorry for You …Did You Finish that Report?
When an employee tells you that another employee has just learned that her husband is divorcing her, that she has breast cancer and that she is being evicted from her home all in one day, respond by saying, “Wow. It must suck to be her.” Then quickly check her personnel record to see if she has any comp days left after the kidney stones, the plane crash and her father’s funeral 6 months ago.
Remember; other people don’t matter. Appropriate and heartfelt expressions of empathy are not part of a Narcissist’s skill set, much less any effort to actually provide some emotional or physical support or extra consideration to an employee in crisis.