For a lot of people these two words normally don't complement each other in the same sentence. This was the case with me since Jan. when a new design manager was appointed to head an 18 month contract. Rumour had it that it was a 'jobs for mates' situation.
We could not believe his level of incompetence concealed by constant episodes of bravado. His mendacity ("lying, untruthful, dishonest, deceitful, false, insincere, disingenuous, hypocritical, fraudulent, double-dealing, two-faced") was at a level most of us had never experienced in a workplace before.
At the halfway point (end of July) we had 'completed' 25 out of 200 designs. Management appeared too impotent to act.
After much soul-searching I realised we were dealing with a psychopath in the true sense of the word. It was a no-win situation. Five of us quit in a space of 3 months, me being number 5 in early Aug. for the sake of my mental well being. After 3 anxious weeks of unemployment I'm relieved to report that I have a new job starting in three weeks.
In this article "15 signs your coworker is a psychopath"
he ticked nearly all the boxes :
“Psychopaths aren't simply jerks or bullies — they must meet a certain set of criteria, as outlined by the Hare Psychopathy Checklist” :
· They have sadistic motives and intents
· They're glib and constantly turn on the superficial charm
· They have a grandiose estimation of self
· They're confident — even in the face of overwhelming evidence (against them)
· They're a pathological liar
· They don't think the rules apply to them
· They live a parasitic lifestyle
· They are cunning and manipulative
· They had early behavioral problems
· They don't feel emotions like normal people
("Psychopaths can effectively mimic emotional responses, writes Psychology Today's Dr. Scott Bonn. However, they cannot sincerely feel them. Most psychopaths are master manipulators — those around them don't realize their true nature until the damage is already done.")
· Their long-term goals are not realistic
· They have a scary temper
Hopefully I’ll be able to progress towards rebuilding my golf game in the next three weeks because it has suffered very badly from this episode.
Edited by ZigZag, 29 August 2017 - 04:27 PM.