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Narcissism in Organizations: Definition, Characteristics & Effects on the Workplace

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How would you expect someone who is narcissistic to behave?

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1. Executive Secretary Lenora looks down on the clerical staff and has started wearing designer clothes and pricey jewelry to display her value to those in power at the company. Which of the following explains her narcissistic behavior?

2. Sam is a junior loan officer at a bank. He habitually dumps some of his work on the office staff so that he can go on long lunches with friends. He has no qualms accepting credit for all of the work done in his absence. Which of the following narcissistic behaviors is Sam MOST exhibiting?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Knowing the 9 narcissistic characteristics can help you identify a narcissist and you can use these assessments to improve what you know about and the way companies can avoid hiring a narcissist.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment questions test:

  • How companies can avoid hiring narcissists
  • What a narcissist is
  • Narcissistic characteristics

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related narcissism lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way companies can protect themselves from hiring a narcissist
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of narcissistic characteristics to answer questions about examples of them

Additional Learning

Look into this topic with the help of the lesson entitled Narcissism in Organizations: Definition, Characteristics & Effects on the Workplace. This lesson will educate you through these objectives:

  • Define narcissism
  • Understand how it can exist amongst employees at a company
  • Discover narcissistic characteristics
  • Know how narcissism can affect business
  • Learn why the presence of narcissistic employees can lead to a high turnover rate
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