A Narcissist Explains Workplace Bullies

December 22, 2010 Holly Gray

Get inside the mind of a narcissist and learn what makes workplace bullies tick. Watch our video interview with Sam Vaknin, self-proclaimed narcissist.

According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, 35% of the U.S. workforce - an estimated 53.5 million Americans - report being bullied at work. If you're one of them, you're already well acquainted with the dread and anxiety that goes along with being a victim of chronic psychological violence. But how well do you know your tormentor? Is she a narcissist, driven by a grandiose sense of her own importance? Is he a psychopath, devoid of compassion and empathy? Arming yourself with information about workplace bullies and their methods may help you find ways of coping with them.

How do Workplace Bullies Operate?

sam-vakninWho better to shed light on the minds and motives of workplace bullies than a self-proclaimed narcissist? Sam Vaknin has narcissistic personality disorder and is the author of the best-selling book, Malignant Self-Love - Narcissism Revisited. Sam joined us on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show to share his perspective on workplace bullies. He discusses:

  • The difference between a narcissist and a psychopath.
  • How to spot narcissists and psychopaths.
  • The tactics workplace bullies use in different environments.
  • How narcissists and psychopaths choose their targets.
  • What you can do to protect yourself.

Video on Narcissistic Workplace Bullies

Watch our video interview with Sam for more information about the narcissist, psychopath, and how you can make working with them easier on How to Cope with Narcissistic and Psychopathic Bullies in the Workplace.

Share Your Experiences with Workplace Bullies

Have you been a victim of workplace bullying? Are you the target of a narcissist or psychopath? Share your experiences and insights with us in the comments below.

APA Reference
Gray, H. (2010, December 22). A Narcissist Explains Workplace Bullies, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 17 from

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