Narcissism is an epidemic in our culture today. You witness it when you experience the driver who executes a lane change at high speed that is a near miss which leaves your heart racing. There are less threatening examples that we witness everyday and, because we have become anesthetized to the unconsciousness behavior of people who walk among us daily, we tend to shrug out shoulders and move on with our business.
For those of us who have experienced a Narcisstic encounter up close and personal, we begin to notice the little things. I believe that I’ve written a post in the past about “flags” that are set upon certain behaviors like not answering direct questions directly or failing to acknowledge that a question has been asked. Although I can use my Narcissistic Radar detector to back away from personal relationships pretty adeptly, it is more difficult to step away from Narcissists in a business situation.