Banish the control freaks, narcissists, and passive-aggressive bloodsuckers from your professional life! Here is the ultimate primer on managing people who add undue stress and obstacles in the workplace.
Whether it's a coworker, subordinate, customer, 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.
In Emotional Vampires at Work, psychologist Albert J. Bernstein shows you how to spot and understand these dysfunctional elements in the workplace and provides detailed advice on how to cope with them and ensure their toxic behavior doesn?t affect organizational effectiveness.
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.
Albert J. Bernstein, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, speaker, columnist, and business consultant. He is the best-selling author of Emotional Vampires and Dinosaur Brains.
Table of Contents
1 Emotional Vampires: Who Are They?
2 Maturity and Mental Health: Protect Yourself from Emotional Vampires By Thinking More Slowly Than They Do
3 Who Are You?
5 Antisocial Bullies and Substance Abusers
7 Antisocial Cultures
9 The Magical World of Histrionic Hams
11 Histrionic Cultures
13 Narcissistic Legends in Their Own Minds
14 Narcissistic Superstars
15 Narcissistic Cultures
17 Obsessive-Compulsive Perfectionists and Puritans
18 Obsessive-Compulsive Cultures
20 Vampire Visionaries
21 Paranoid Cultures
22 Dangerously Dysfunctional Cultures: Fifteen Signs that an Organization Is Run by Vampires for Vampires