Having a psychopathic personality doesn’t always mean you’re destined to become a serial killer, but a new study shows narcissistic bosses could turn their employees into the office bully.
International research carried out by a team from the University of Manchester’s Business School found that people who work for managers who display these traits demonstrate low job satisfaction and a higher tendency towards depression – anyone could tell you that. But the study also found these people are more likely to engage in undesirable behaviours at work.
As well as feeling miserable themselves, employees took part in unproductive work habits and admitted to office bullying in an effort to ‘get their own back’ on a bad boss.
It is well known that psychopaths tend to make it far in the business world thanks to their ruthless self-righteous behaviour. Sadly, these successful people are more likely to be bullies, taking credit for others’ work, pushing colleagues too hard and doing whatever it takes to get what they want. Statistics show as much as a fifth of execs display psychopathic tendencies – about the same rate as prisoners, according to the Daily Mail.
So if you think your boss might be a psychopath, be sure to watch your own behaviour too.
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