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Narcissistic Entitlement Syndrome

by seo on July 21, 2009

Career Mission’s Chief Executive Officer, A. Harrison Barnes defined Narcissistic Entitlement Syndrome (”NES”) and discusses why you need to avoid people suffering from NES.

According to Harrison one of the greatest problems facing many people in the job market today is NES. NES is something that is not easily defined but, in its simplest form, it is demonstrated by a person being inwardly focused and oblivious to the people and organizations that he or she is supposed to serve. People with NES see themselves as special, believe they should have whatever they want regardless of the feelings of others, and continually inflate themselves while putting others down.

People who suffer from NES often find themselves out of a job very quickly-whether they quit, are fired, or simply move between employers to deal with their disorder. When such people and their work are criticized, they often react with great internal rage because they believe their self image has been deflated.

There is a difference between healthy and unhealthy narcissism within a company. It is, of course, healthy to have a basic sense of your rights. You have a right to be treated fairly, and you also have a right to be proud of your achievements and to tell others about them. Narcissism becomes unhealthy, however, if you become obsessed with having people think you are special, and if you have just a sense of your own rights–but no regard for the rights of others.

Harrison advises you to avoid NES people. He believes that the people who have NES are likely on a dangerous collision course with failure. If the NES person does not fail within your organization, the chances are great that he or she can negatively affect you if you work with him or her.

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