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4 Indications of a Psychopath at Work

by on June 6, 2020

There really isn’t any job a psychopath wouldn’t do so long as it benefits them in some way. Psychopaths can be business owners, surgeons, lawyers, data entry clerks, waste managers, salesmen, politicians, waiters, and even therapists. And despite popular belief, a person doesn’t have to be a serial killer or mob boss to be a… (more…)

11 Signs You Work with a Sociopath

by on June 5, 2020

Usually, it is very difficult to identify a sociopath within the workplace. Because they mainly interact with others on a need basis only, they generally don’t draw attention to themselves or socialize with their co-workers unless there is something to be gained from the experience. When they do eventually choose to intermingle, they present as… (more…)

How to Successfully Work with a Narcissist

by on May 31, 2020

The nervousness, tension, and terror that Miranda Priestly, portrayed by Meryl Streep, causes in the movie “The Devil Wears Prada” is all too familiar for some. Many narcissists rise to the top of the food chain with ease leaving a trail of destroyed relationships behind. When a narcissist sets their sites on executive status, they… (more…)

10 People You’re Allowed to Avoid at Work

by on May 30, 2020

Sometimes the key to success is in knowing when it is alright to avoid a colleague at work. Because our coworkers can often affect our job performance and focus, having the wrong association can be the difference between promotion and demotion. In some extreme cases, the casualty could even be a loss of employment. So… (more…)

21 Tips to Survive Working from Home

by on April 9, 2020

Life is different for everyone. Most businesses are shut down and have asked their employees to work from home. Some, unfortunately, have even lost their jobs. Even people who were accustomed to working from home are now dealing with the presence of additional family members. Added to that, parents are being asked to help monitor… (more…)

12 Traits of Dark, Sinister, Ominous Boss

by on December 27, 2019

There are bad bosses. The type that gets promoted without any managerial, interpersonal, or organizational skills. There are even scary bosses. The type that is unnecessarily threatening, overly aggressive, or ignorant to the point of causing others harm. But then there are the dark, sinister, or ominous bosses. This type is in a category all… (more…)

5 Ways to Avoid Being Someone’s Scapegoat

by on October 12, 2019

Jerome came into his counseling session angry. The position at work that he worked so hard to obtain was now in jeopardy. He couldn’t understand how this happened so quickly. One day he seemed to be everyone’s favorite new employee and the next day he was an outcast. But as he began to recount his… (more…)

How Do Deceptive People Get Away with It?

by on September 10, 2019

David was the charismatic leader of a large not-for-profit organization which gave aid and care for the homeless. Over the past ten years, his organization, under his energetic leadership, grew substantially as donations increased, new shelters were formed, and thousands of people were assisted. On the surface, things seemed to above board and working well…. (more…)

9 Signs Someone at Work Has a Personality Disorder

by on August 26, 2019

Ever since Sue started work at the firm, everyone seemed more on edge, even the janitorial staff took cover when they saw her coming. Just her presence added a layer of intensity that wasn’t necessary. Co-workers paused when Sue entered the room as if waiting for an expectant hostile remark and then preparing to take… (more…)

Can Therapists Have Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS)?

by on June 13, 2019

Yes. According to a study reported in March 2019 of US News and World Report, mental health counselors are listed as one of the most stressful jobs next to attorneys and surgeons. The burnout rate for counselors is between 25-67% (depending on the study and type of practice) with a turnover rate of one in… (more…)

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