Peter Quarry explains a variety of strategies to Eve Ash for how to cope with narcissists at work. For example, not discussing rights and wrongs, not expecting apologies, managing boundaries, and not getting upset. It’s better to ask them questions, ask for their advice. Peter explains how it is not fair and the narcissist is unlikely to change. He suggests flattery, explaining how an idea will benefit them, stepping back from reacting, having a support network and keeping documentation if it gets bad. And if a narcissist is triggered, empathize with their feelings and distract them by asking questions.
Peter Quarry provides practical tips – some strategic “don’ts” to help anyone working with a narcissist. And suggestions for responding if a narcissist is triggered.
Peter Quarry discusses survival skills at work:
Interviewer: Eve Ash
Interviewee: Peter Quarry