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Gabe Howard  &  Vincent M. Wales 


Nov 9, 2017

In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales welcome back Dr. Ramani Durvasula to discuss narcissism… this time, in the workplace. Everyone believes they’ve got a narcissist as a coworker and, often, they’re correct. In this episode, you’ll learn how to tell if your coworker is a narcissist, how common this is (especially among executives), and how to handle them, even if it’s your boss. You’ll learn about gaslighting and the link between narcissism and low self-esteem. Dr. Ramani also warns what can happen to a person who remains in the sort of toxic workplace environment created by narcissists.




[2:02]               What exactly is narcissism?

[3:48]               How common is narcissism among business executives?

[4:35]               What if your boss is a narcissist?

[6:19]               What is “gaslighting”?

[8:33]               What sort of behavior do narcissists exhibit in the workplace?

[11:57]             What’s the connection between low self-esteem and narcissism?

[16:08]             Can a person with low self-esteem become a narcissist?


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