Working for a narcissistic boss can get anyone down. Here are some of the best quotes on the net, that always make me feel better after I look at them.
“A narcissistic boss can only take you down if you let them.”
— Daniel Mark Schwartz
“Narcissists don’t change because they don’t want to change. They want to keep on using and abusing because it gets them the attention they so desperately crave.”
— Anne McCrea
“Narcissists try to destroy your life with lies because they know theirs can be destroyed by truth”
“Staying in a situation where you’re unappreciated isn’t called loyalty; it’s called breaking down your own heart.”
“When I look at narcissism through the vulnerability lens, I see the shame-based fear of being ordinary. I see the fear of never feeling extraordinary enough to be noticed, to be lovable, to belong, or to cultivate a sense of purpose.”
— Brené Brown
“The narcissist doesn’t want your love, they don’t know what love is. They want your admiration and obedience as a player in their fake make-believe world.”
“The smarter you become about your narcissistic boss, the less power your boss will have.”
“A narcissist: Can’t see someone else’s perspective. Will get rid of people who no longer serve them or encourage their behavior. Can’t keep friendships or lasting relationships; only with a person with low self-esteem. Will more readily use foul language and be rude. Thinks they are better than others. Will project in order to make the other person feel like they are the bad guy, when they are called out.”
“I don’t care what you think unless it is about me.”
–― Kurt Cobain
“A narcissist will manipulate everyone around you to betray you. This is not a reflection of who you are but more of a reflection of the narcissist powers of manipulation and the integrity of other people.”
“Narcissists are masters of pathologizing your emotions. They convince you that your emotional reactions to the abuse are the problem, rather than the abuse itself.”
— Shahida Arabi
“Stay away from lazy parasites, who perch on you just to satisfy their needs, they do not come to alleviate your burdens, hence, their mission is to distract, detract and extract, and make you live in abject poverty.”
―– Michael Bassey Johnson
"Narcissistic bosses are bullies in the workplace. They target you if you do not kiss up to them and always agree with them. They hate people that work creatively and come up with new ideas, because they cannot.
"The narcissist will throw in your face all that they have done for you but never say one word of all that you have done for them.
“Basically, narcissists are suffering from the sad reality that the world doesn’t actually revolve around them.”
"When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you.
This misinformation will feel unfair, but stay above it, trusting that other people will eventual see the truth, just like you did.
— Jill Blakeway
“When someone treats you like crap, just remember it’s because there is something wrong with them, not you. Normal peopel don’t go around destroying other people’s lives.”
“If someone treats you badly, don’t lower yourself to their level. Stay toxicity free! Simply do what you can to move on and away.”
— Karen Salmanshon