Dealing with any person who has a serious character disturbance or disorder is never easy. And there are no foolproof methods to neutralizing the distress such a person can bring into your life. But faithfully following some general rules can help make life with a narcissistic boss or co-worker much more manageable.
Harboring antiquated notions about who they are and how they got to be that way is exactly what leads people to get into relationships with narcissists, despite warning signs, and to remain in those relationships despite suffering emotional abuse and neglect at their hands.
Forming a mature, healthy conscience primarily requires two things: 1) a capacity for and sufficient degree of empathy for others and their welfare, and 2) recognition of and respect for a “higher power” or authority.
Narcissists harbor some very disturbing attitudes of entitlement – believing that their “special” status affords them license to do as they please and exploit others at will.