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For narcissistic managers, it’s all about them, not their employees. Anna Koldunova/Shutterstock

Can narcissistic managers fake that they care?

Narcissism is relatively common among managers and can damage their relationships with employees. Yet some narcissists can enourage trust despite their shortcomings. So how can they be detected?
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe as president on Jan. 6, 2021, in which he successfully incited a mob to storm Congress. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump’s dangerous narcissism may have changed leadership forever

Donald Trump’s narcissism and destructive style of leadership may influence organizational leaders who were impressed by what he was able to get away with during his four years as president.
President Donald Trump departing the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia on Sunday 8 November. Steve Helber/AP/AAP

Why can’t some people admit defeat when they lose?

Grandiose narcissists do not, or even cannot, recognise and acknowledge a failure could be their own.
White House physician Sean Conley gives an update on the patient-in-chief on Oct. 3. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

VIP patients can be a headache for their doctors

When a celebrity, politician or other influential person checks in, a health care team can feel pressured to give in to a VIP’s wishes.
“Sadfishing” is when a person posts deeply emotional, personal content online in order to get attention or sympathy. Kostsov/Shutterstock

Sadfishing: frequently sharing deeply emotional posts online may be a sign of a deeper psychological issue

“Sadfishers” are people who post sensitive or emotional personal material online to gain sympathy or attention. But this behaviour might actually indicate a deeper psychological issue.

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