The nervousness, tension, and terror that Meryl Streep portrays as Miranda Priestly in the movie “The Devil Wears Prada” is all too familiar for some. Sadly, many narcissists rise to the top of the food chain with ease leaving a trail of destroyed relationships behind. When a narcissist sets their sites on executive status, they achieve it but the cost frequently is broken relationships.
The key to working with a narcissist is not in pointing out the narcissism to everyone. This can be detrimental to a career even when the narcissist fully acknowledges and is proud of their behavior. It is ok for a narcissist to point out their possible flaws (which really aren’t flaws to them), but it never ok for someone else to embarrass them.