People having a narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) tend to be self-centered, self-conceited, and arrogant towards other individuals. NPD presumes a lack of empathy and excessive demand for admiration (TMA World, 2019). Others determine such people as reckless, manipulative, condescending, and fastidious. Such pattern of thinking and behaving manifests itself in all areas of the narcissist’s life: work, relationship, family, and others. Typically, people with NPD are resistant to any changes, even if they realize that their conduct contradicts social norms. Instead, they would blame others for making them behave this way (TMA World, 2019). In addition, they tend to react sensitively to any criticism since narcissists can accept only their truth. It is incredibly useless to argue with such people as they view it as a personal attack. Moreover, their overflowing superiority does not let other people feel confident enough to speak up.
Nonetheless, someone’s NPD should not impede others’ activities and can be managed. Usually, it is necessary to realize that narcissists always neglect those who perform better, which means one does not have to take it personally. Moreover, it is crucial to set strict boundaries to avoid leaking personal information and personal space invasion (Spector, 2019). This point also presupposes saying “no” even if it may damage their self-importance (Spector, 2019). Besides, merely not paying attention to them and doing their work is the best decision not to get disturbed by a narcissist. In case they have a conversation with one, it is vital to keep away from aggressive communication style since they may explode. Perhaps, most notably, one should look for the best qualities these people might have and beneficially use them.
Spector, N. (2019). How to identify a narcissist — and cope with their potentially toxic behavior. Web.
TMA World. (2020). Infographic: 15 tips for handling narcissistic colleagues. Web.