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Photo: Getty (iStock by Getty Images) If you’re forced to deal with a narcissist for any prolonged period of time—whether you have the misfortune of being romantically involved with one, or you have one in your family—you’re going to need to develop some coping strategies, if only to lessen the emotional wreckage these toxic people inevitably leave in their wake. And things are no different when you merely work with a narcissist. Even with the pandemic forcing many workplaces into the virtual space, it can be difficult to escape the manipulative and oft-destructive behaviors of a narcissist in the workplace. Now that more of us are beginning to migrate back into physical offices, it’s more vital than ever to remind ourselves how to deal with someone who exhibits these tendencies—especially if we’re going to be around them for 40 hours a week or more. What are the different types of narcissism? Narcissism is a spectrum that functions according to various degrees of severity. A general primer o n the ranges can be helpful for you when dealing with a suspected narcissist at the office. Broadly speaking, there are three types who exhibit the hallmark traits below: Grandiose narcissists: These larger than life personalities must always be in the limelight. They are people who crave adoration, often at the expense of others—people who like to gloat, and who often rise to the top. (Maybe this person is your boss.) Vulnerable narcissists: This term describes a supremely sensitive person who often […]