Is your boss a psychopath? Are their symptoms for being psychopathic? Should you watch out for these signs? Here are 6 characters to spot your psychopathic boss:
- Psychopaths are fascinating people. They are known for their charm as of the first time you meet them. When psychopaths meet a person for the first time, they give the impression of very friendly and charismatic people. This is the type of people that we all wish to be around. It is true that you will be overwhelmed by their charm and their strong leadership, however, by time, you will realize that this is fading away; they will tend to make you feel guilty for everything you’ve done, and place you in an uncomfortable and insecure environment, and you will begin to pray to get back the good side of them.
- Psychopaths are control freaks. They will make you feel that every step you take is being monitored, analyzed and examined. Bosses of this type do whatever it takes to put you in a weak position and try their best to ban you of having the ability to make decisions. For instance, they will ask you to refer to them directly for any further step you need to take in a certain project, whether a small detail or an important one, threatening you with punishment.
- Psychopaths are narcissists. It is known that psychopaths are devoid of emotion. This is untrue. In fact, they are driven by the emotions that serve them best. They fake to be concerned about other peoples’ problems, they offer help and then work on taking advantage of all this later. Psychopaths are superior and arrogant; they always think that they are the “number one” in all teams, and everyone else is not as important as they are. This is clearly shown when they forget about relationships and friendships at work firing employees with no logical reason.
- They are the best in tricking. These people do not feel any kind of guiltiness of lying or tricking people. They tend to make mistakes and blame others for them very wisely. They rephrase the truth, come up with lies, explain things on their own way and omit any information they want. Psychopaths always seek for taking credit even for new ideas that they did not think of themselves.
- Psychopaths are known for avoiding responsibility. They have a weird belief about their own power. Often, they act like victims in order to clear any of their responsibilities. They never admit that they’ve done wrong and easily blame others in order to free themselves of bad reputation, and of course, without any guilt. Therefore, they can be the best attorneys in town since they master pointing fingers at others without leaving any evidence.
- Psychopaths are not afraid to take risks. They do not think a bit of the results or consequences. According to studies, taking high risks as psychopaths do often trigger rewarding areas in the brain, which will lead them to act without thinking about the risks and safety. This why they can accomplish the hardest tasks even under pressure. However, they are more likely to make ineffective investments and search for illegal shortcuts to get what they want.