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Corporate Stockholm Syndrome

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“A man’s work is one of the most important parts of his social identity, of his self, indeed of his fate, in the one life he has to live.” – Everett C. Hughes, Sociologist

In addition to work being a major source of self-esteem and self-identity, work is also the key to our material and physical safety. ¬†Without work, we could not afford food, housing, or care for our families. ¬†Because we rely on our jobs to fill such important needs, this can often make us vulnerable to what is increasingly being recognized as “Corporate Stockholm Syndrome.” Continue reading

Psychopaths in the Workplace

Snakes in Suits South Lake Union TherapyPsychopaths in the Workplace

“Snakes in Suits” is a book for anyone experiencing workplace stress and trauma as a result of interpersonal conflict with a manager or coworker who is narcissistic, manipulative and callous. While this person may not be technically psychopathic, they very well may have many of the destructive tendencies inherent in this personality disorder.¬† Continue reading