Every office worker knows that your relationships with colleagues are crucial to career success; psychiatrist and business consultant Lin Yu-Hsuan is here to remind us that those relationships can affect your mental and physical health as well. Here, Dr. Lin helps us all get ahead of the game by identifying six toxic personality traits that commonly appear in work environments, and instructing us on how to stay clear of their influence.
If you live to be eighty years old, you’ll likely have spent forty years at work. As every office worker knows, your interactions with co-workers determine whether that time feels like heaven or hell. The work environment also seems to bring out certain well-known toxic personalities – the overbearing narcissist, the exhibitionist, the needy follower, and others. What do we do when we find ourselves forced to work with such people? Do we resist them, or do we just grin and bear it?
In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and business consultant Lin Yu-Hsuan asserts that enduring the “cold violence” of abusive co-workers will only make things worse. Dr. Lin first teaches us to identify six psychological profiles that express as common toxic personalities in the workplace. He then offers suggestions on how to marshal your own strength and the support of others to contain and protect yourself against their influence. Should you find yourself in a situation so bad you’re thinking of switching jobs, Dr. Lin also offers tools of self-analysis that will help you find the most beneficial way to leave your current job and land in a better position.
Dr. Lin is one of the few psychiatrist who also has extensive experience consulting for international businesses. Cold Violence employs his scientific expertise as a clinician in tandem with his flexible experience in business consulting to bring a fresh, informed perspective to a problem that confronts all of us. Don’t let the question “How do I deal with awful co-workers?” torment you for your entire career; let Cold Violence show you the way to a better work environment.