Narcissism - Obama style

I just finished reading Malcolm Gladwell's new book ‘What the dog saw and other adventures", a collection of his stimulating essays from the New Yorker. One essay is titled "The Talent Myth" and refers to an essay written by three psychologists called the "Dark Side of Charisma."

That essay categorizes failed managers into three types, among them "TheNarcissist.
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Narcissists are terrible managers. They resist accepting suggestions, thinking it will make them appear weak, and they don't believe that others have anything useful to tell them.

He then quotes the three psychologists:


Narcissists are biased to take more credit for success than is legitimate" and "biased to avoid acknowledging responsibility for their failures and shortcomings for the same reason they claim more success than is their due.

Regarding "taking more credit for success than is legitimate," this is a recurring feature of Obama's life.

Sound like anyone we know?





I just finished reading Malcolm Gladwell's new book ‘What the dog saw and other adventures", a collection of his stimulating essays from the New Yorker. One essay is titled "The Talent Myth" and refers to an essay written by three psychologists called the "Dark Side of Charisma."

That essay categorizes failed managers into three types, among them "TheNarcissist.
"

Narcissists are terrible managers. They resist accepting suggestions, thinking it will make them appear weak, and they don't believe that others have anything useful to tell them.

He then quotes the three psychologists:


Narcissists are biased to take more credit for success than is legitimate" and "biased to avoid acknowledging responsibility for their failures and shortcomings for the same reason they claim more success than is their due.

Regarding "taking more credit for success than is legitimate," this is a recurring feature of Obama's life.

Sound like anyone we know?