Is that difficult someone driving you up the wall? What’s the best way to handle impossible people?
I’ve broken down the research on how to handle narcissists, borderlines, psychopaths and other “cluster B” troublemakers, and the primary answer is always the same:
Run. Get outta there. No contact.
Personality disorders are notoriously difficult to treat, cluster B’s are notoriously difficult to deal with, and you’re not a therapist. (Though at this point you probably feel like a very frazzled one.)
But I received a lot of responses from readers basically saying: What do I do if I can’t leave? Is there any way to make them change?
It’s their boss and they need this job. It’s their spouse and they have kids together. It’s their best friend and they can’t in good conscience abandon them.