I saw this interesting program last night on ABC television regarding workplace pychopaths ... there's more out there than i thought!
Working with Monsters - dealing with the workplace psychopath
Cunning, ruthless, terrifying are words to describe a criminal psychopath, but they might also describe a workplace psychopath, your co-worker or even your boss.
Sooner or later in your working life you're likely to run into these manipulative, intimidating creatures; people who can turn a good job into a god-awful nightmare.
Psychopath are individuals who, for whatever reason, lack any kind of human empathy, who take pleasure in destroying the lives of the co-workers and employees, just because they can.
How do you recognise these people, and what can you do to protect yourself from them?
To begin with try this checklist;
· They are manipulative,
· They Bully co-workers,
· Scheming, shallow parasitic- They steal other people's ideas,
· Never go to meetings so they can blame others,
· Have a grandiose sense of their own worth,
· Lack remorse and guilt for their actions,
· and have no conscience.