Is Your Boss a Megalomaniac?
Why is megalomania, the close cousin of narcissism, so often found in people holding positions of power, including, perhaps, your boss?
From 2011-2014, Daniel Honan was the Managing Editor at Big Think. Prior to Big Think, Daniel was Vice President of Production for Plum TV, a niche cable network he helped launch in 2002. The production team he oversaw won over two dozen Emmy awards. Daniel has created numerous shows and documentaries for television, and his film credits include Stealing the Fire, a documentary on the black market for nuclear weapons technology.
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Why is megalomania, the close cousin of narcissism, so often found in people holding positions of power, including, say, your boss?
Megalomaniacs seek power because they believe they have grandiose abilities, even omnipotence. They obtain power because they are skillful manipulators. And yet, they choose to exercise power in different ways.
From resources around the web, including Monster.com, as well as our own observations, we have compiled profiles of different boss types, and designed this test for you to determine if your boss is a megalomaniac, or maybe even a good one.
Take the test below.
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