Interesting article on the Independent site.
Professor Hare, who helps the FBI identify serial killers, has developed a test which can identify psychos in the office.
[quote]TEST YOUR BOSS
If you answer yes to three or more of these questions you could have a psycho boss:
- Does the person make slick presentations that are too good to be true?
- Have career goals that are ambitious but unrealistic?
- Comes across with an inflated, almost grandiose self image?
- Is hungry for money, power and status at any cost?
- Has no clear life plan?
- Takes credit for the work of others?
- Borrows equipment and supplies promising to return them, but keeps them?
- Flies into a rage, which dies down quickly, but continues as if nothing had happened?
- Comes across as a thrillseeker? [/quote]
Full article here