The surprising reason narcissists get promoted so quickly



The surprising reason narcissists get promoted so quickly


Narcissists often seem to get promoted faster than other types of people in the workplace, according to new research from the University of British Columbia and the Harvard Business School, but it’s not because they are more likely to be self-promoting or less competent than others. In fact, they are no more likely to promote themselves over others than any other type of person, and they are even less narcissistic when you take into account their office politics skills and level of competence. However, narcissists do have one special ability that sets them apart from everyone else: They excel at managing up.


Narcissists are self-confident

Narcissists are often confident people. Many people like to promote these types of personalities because it gives a sense of security to their companies. This is not always the best thing for the company because narcissism is a personality trait that can be used in manipulative ways. Narcissism can lead to negative consequences such as workplace bullying or negative performance reviews.

Narcissistic leaders have been found to be less effective than leaders who do not have narcissistic tendencies because of the way they treat people and interact with them when it comes time for promotions or punishments. These types of issues are some things that organizations should consider before promoting someone into a leadership position just because they exhibit narcissistic tendencies, which can be very beneficial in certain situations.


Narcissists have a strong sense of entitlement

In a recent study by the University of Toronto, researchers found that narcissism can make people more successful. In fact, narcissistic people are often more successful because they are overconfident and think they deserve better than others. This trait makes them seem like a great candidate for promotion to a high level position in their company. However, this type of behavior is not sustainable in the long run. Narcissists tend to be self-absorbed and neglect the needs of their employees or company as they focus on themselves. This will lead to failure in the future when it comes time for those narcissistic employees to take care of their own futures.


Narcissists are charming

A study showed that the number one thing people say they want in a leader is someone who is charismatic and confident. As a result, narcissists are often found at the top of the ladder. Narcissists have an air of charm that can be seductive to others, which can help them make leadership decisions with ease. This makes them seem like great leaders when they may not actually know what they are doing.


Another study was done on how narcissistic leaders deal with criticism from their employees and if it affects their performance. The findings from this study showed that narcissistic leaders were more likely to actually take on board what their employees had to say about them.


Narcissists are good at taking credit

This might sound like a paradox, but it's true: they are good at taking credit. Narcissists never want to be the one who messed up, so they tend to blame others for their mistakes. As long as you don't mind being blamed for their mistakes, this can be a great way to get ahead in your career. They will take all the credit if something goes well and then pass off the responsibility when something goes wrong.

 When people recognize your hard work, it's easy to take credit for that as well. If you take more responsibility for others' success than your own, people will naturally be inclined to promote you. Letting other people think they were responsible for your accomplishments may feel dishonest, but if that's what it takes to achieve success in your career, then go ahead and do it. It doesn't matter how much of their success is due to you—it only matters that they are convinced that they achieved everything on their own. Just make sure you know how far you're willing to go with taking credit before starting out in a new job.


Narcissists are often seen as go-getters

In this fast-paced world of ours, we need go-getters who will work their tail off to get the job done. As long as the work produced is good and deadlines are met, a boss will be happy with a hardworking employee. Narcissists know that if they give an impression of being hardworking and successful, they'll be rewarded. This is why they take on extra projects, volunteer for tasks outside of their job description, and constantly strive to prove how much more capable they are than everyone else in the office. Narcissists know that as long as they stay busy and productive, their boss will never have any complaints about them.


 While everyone has occasional narcissistic tendencies, and some may even be a little narcissistic, full-blown narcissism is a serious issue. Narcissism is categorized as part of Cluster B personality disorders and is defined by a grandiose sense of self-importance, preoccupation with personal success, extreme desire for admiration and lack of empathy for others. Anyone can suffer from narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), although it's most common in men ages 16 to 40. While there's no medication to treat NPD, therapy can help both patients and their loved ones cope with its symptoms and better manage relationships. The first step to getting treatment is making an appointment with your doctor or mental health professional.


Narcissists are good at networking

Narcissists are adept at networking and building relationships with people who can help them. They're not as good when it comes to leadership skills, but they can come up with a compelling vision for the future that gets others on board. Narcissists also have an easy time building trust, which helps them in negotiations.


Narcissists are risk takers

Narcissist have a way of getting people to like them through their charm and charisma. They also tend to be self-confident and outspoken, which are traits that are often rewarded in workplaces. A narcissistic manager will often be willing to take risks where other managers might not because they're confident in their abilities. As a result, they can rise up the ranks more quickly than someone who is more cautious or less confident.


Narcissists are good at hiding their flaws

Narcissists tend to be good at hiding their flaws, and in many cases that's what makes them excel. Narcissists are usually very aware of what other people want from them, and they use this knowledge to manipulate people. They know how to play up their strengths and hide their weaknesses, which is why they can appear confident and successful on the surface, but may not be great at doing actual work. They'll often take credit for other people's work too, which isn't a problem as long as they're actually doing something.


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