Hey! Are You a Workplace Psycho?
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Could you be that one workplace psycho? Bob the guy on the next desk? Maybe it's Mariusz, he has an odd name...
Read the book Snakes in Suits and your paranoia will go through the roof, you will instantly spend your working hours looking and staring trying to find clues as to the level of psychotic-ness they may have.
(This is when you need to consider you personal level of psycho)
Remember don’t go all Sherlock and walk around inspecting people at work trying to get an idea of who has the same resemblance to The Joker.
If they are present in your workplace then they will be almost unnoticeable, they are good at what they do almost ninja like.
Many studies and reports have come out and said that boardrooms and executives all possess the same traits as a psycho but you do have to consider something; are these traits just drive and determination, the need to go further up the ladder regardless of who & what they hurt?
Business is a tough world and being a Yes man won’t get you far up the ladder. So with ‘psychos’ they tend to exploit certain features of their team members to better themselves in one way or another.
- Flying into rage
- Taking credit for others work
- Using people’s emotions to complete work for themselves
These are all signs to look out for in terms of an office psycho. Granted it’s a scary thought working with one but remember they are generally very knowledgeable and charismatic people (American Psycho the film).
Taking all the research studies into perspective we have to consider how much of it all is just down to a personal desire to grow in terms of knowledge and experience.
We all know when you want something so bad there's a chance you would do anything to achieve it, so is it right to judge and classify a driven person as a psycho? Especially when we constantly see around us a never ending battle of business between people.
Say you lost a large amount of money on a hot lead that turned out to be a scam. You will be angry and you will adopt a new approach, even if you stay with the same one people can only handle the same situation before things get flipped round.
Maybe these psychos are just jumping over the hurdle of time and experience and utilising an approach that brings in together a combined amount of experience through work friends.
It's not right what some people do but its also a cause for thought, are they workplace pyschos actually ahead in terms of business?
By now we are all probably a bit scared and worried to go into work without some serious riot gear and a police escort, so here is a great infographic telling you how to check if you boss can be considered a psycho
(In our mind this article was a lot more fluffy and warm then what it has actually turned out like).
From: Become Career