How to work with this prima donna
June 23, 2011 6:04 PM Subscribe
Dealing with a narcissist - how? Whether he meets the criteria or not, how do I work with someone who only sees his point of view, manipulates facts, takes credit, and backstabs?
posted by Mom to human relations (15 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Co-worker seems to be a narcissist
Exaggerates achievements and talents, e.g. describes minor scripting as "writing code," describes minor favors/tasks as "saving the day."
Requires constant praise, expects favorable treatment and agreement with his preferences. Rules don't apply to him.
No interest in the feelings or needs of other staff. Believes other staff are envious of him, believes other staff are less talented/intelligent/capable.
Arrogant, can't bear disagreement, perceives discussion of his preferences as an attack, persistently angry, but will not discuss problems, believes he holds power over others.
If he has any part in any success, he claims credit, if anything goes wrong, he ducks responsibility, spreads blame.
I have to be on a team with this person. Management is probably aware, but not going to address the issue. I need coping strategies.