A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:
- Has a grandiose sense of self-importance
Which gets translated to an inordinate amount of budget being allocated to offices with plus chairs and secretaries. Not to forget bookshelves that typically gets stocked with books that you don't read, and folders that are really empty.
- Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty or ideal love (megalomania)
Seriously, this is beyond me.... :p
- Believes they are "special" and can only be understood by, or should associate with, people (or institutions) who are also "special" or of high status
A general manager should never seek advise from a senior manager, should never seek advice from a manager and so forth...
- Requires excessive admiration
It's your birthday, and you're wondering where's the gift baskets from your staff and the vendors.
- Has a sense of entitlement
If the managerial office in Tower 2 is larger than Tower 1, it'll potentially appear in next week's Management Minutes
- Is interpersonally exploitative
When management suddenly asks you out for lunch... be wary... be extremely wary.
- Lacks empathy
Calling your staff at 3am in the morning and asking him to drive 200km to the data center on a Christmas Saturday makes perfect sense.
- Is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her
Let's be honest now, your day gets ruin should you notice that your staff has a notebook with better specs.
- Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes
Really? Me? I'm always patient and humble towards everyone that I deal with.
Lastly, the worst of the lot are Senior Executives that never makes Manager. Personally, someone should shove em to a loony bin and throw away the keys; and these people supports my case on the uselessness of psychometric tests to weed out these individuals...