Emotional Vampires at Work
DO YOU WORK WITH VAMPIRES? LEARN HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF!
Banish the 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 you how to spot and deal effectively with these dysfunctional elements in the workplace:
ANTISOCIALS, who crave excitement in all its forms, including aggression
HISTRIONICS, who believe that what it looks like is more important than what it is
NARCISSISTS, who believe that the universe revolves around them
OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVES, who can't seem to see the forest for the trees
PARANOIDS, who think they've found the simple truths that explain everything
VAMPIRE CULTURES: when vampires get promoted to positions of power, they remake organizations in their own image . . .