Research Examines The Bullying Boss

For many people, run-ins with a supervisor stirs up old conflicts with parents, siblings or other larger-than-life figures from childhood. Dr. Mark Levey, a psychotherapist in Chicago who consults with corporations, said that nasty bosses often elicited from subordinates defensive habits that they first developed as children, like reflexive submission and explosive rage.

“Once these defensive positions lock in,” Dr. Levey said, “it’s like people are transported to a different reality and can no longer see what’s actually happening to them and cannot adapt.”

It’s an interesting article. Read more at Science, Social Science

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