Banish the control freaks, narcissists, and passive-aggressive bloodsuckers from your professional life!
Whether it’s a coworker, subordinate, or boss, there’s at least one emotional vampire in every office. These people try your patience, sap your energy, and add an entirely unhealthy dynamic to workplace productivity. The bestselling author of Emotional Vampires and Dinosaur Brains shows readers how to spot and deal effectively with these dysfunctional elements in the workplace:
ANTISOCIALS, who crave excitement in all its forms, including aggression
If your boss or a coworker is trying to push you around . . .
Learn that the most important battle to fight with a bully is in your own mind.
HISTRIONICS, who believe that what it looks like is more important than what it is
If your boss thinks any problem can be solved with a motivational seminar . . .
Learn how to get a manager wannabe to actually manage.
NARCISSISTS, who believe that the universe revolves around them
If your CEO makes Louis XVI look like Gandhi . . .
Learn techniques that diplomats have used throughout history to teach infantile monarchs to act like grown-ups.
OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVES, who can’t seem to see the forest for the trees
If there is absolutely no task that your boss considers too small to micromanage . . .
Learn to be a Control-Freak Whisperer by seeing your boss’s fear rather than your own irritation.
PARANOIDS, who think they’ve found the simple truths that explain everything
If you work in a place where you can’t get ahead unless you drink the Kool-Aid . . .
Learn how to recognize a toxic belief system before it poisons you.
VAMPIRE CULTURES: when vampires get promoted to positions of power, they remake organizations in their own image . . .
Learn the 15 warning signs that tell you to get out before sunset.
Written in a witty and entertaining style, and packed with the expert advice of a clinical psychologist, the book is organized according to general vampire types: Antisocial, Histrionic, Narcissistic, and Obsessive-Compulsive. Emotional Vampires at Work will help readers deal with anyone who drains them dry.
About the Author:
Albert J. Bernstein, PhD, has been practicing as a clinical psychologist, professional speaker, and business consultant for more than 40 years. He teaches people how to think like psychologists without having to talk like them. Bernstein’s books on dealing with difficult and dangerous people have been translated into more than 20 languages. Visit his website at www.albernstein.com.
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