January 31st, 2020

Excuse me, you are not a 'VIP'

To term the word and writing this to be shared for readers is quite difficult as I don’t really know whether it is the correct term or not.

My best term I could put-up is “Narcissist”, a term that may be used lightly to describe or label someone that is self-centered.

Study suggests a possible increase in narcissistic personality tendencies among us especially in the education sectors and may be very real and serious impact on society.

Note that people high in narcissistic qualities experience numerous issues incorporating challenges with relational and proficient connections, and poor understanding and mindfulness.

The statement of look, “I'm a very important person." may been seen everywhere especially in the government and private sector.

Many would see themselves as essential or important, it is no big surprise that working environments are frequently so hostile.

In the event that everybody sees themselves as an essential and important individual who is qualified for exceptional treatment, supervisors have a unimaginable assignment with regards to inspiring the collaboration and participation that contemporary work environments demand.

The term narcissist has its origins in the story from Greek mythology of the beautiful Narcissus who falls hopelessly in love with his reflection and mesmerized by his reflection and declaring his love for it.

Individuals who qualify as narcissists in contemporary circumstances have a comparable love for themselves which is showed in an overstated and unlikely perspective of their significance and capacities.

In the office, ‘the very important person’ will tell others that he or she “can do that" whereas he/she has little knowledge, skills or competency in “doing what is to be done”.  The job is not properly done and others have to wait for him or her to complete the task.

Much more upsetting is that ‘the very important person’ will demonstrate that they ‘own every aspect’ and they merit uncommon treatment.

They consider that rules and regulations only apply to others and will manage their way with the head of departments or to bend the rules for them.

They will go into rage when others does not recognize their ideas and work.

They will be fantasized that others are there to serve them. They will also tell everyone that they are the one who brought the ideas and accomplishments of others as their own.

We must prevent such acts by ‘the very important person’ and must quickly spot their presence.

The ‘VIP’ will always boast of what they had done or did. The ‘VIP’ will spread the words that without ‘him/her’ the department successful activities will not be a success.

‘VIP’s’ has the tendency to criticize their colleagues in order to show their own superiority.

They are more interested in what a position will do for them rather than what they can do for the organization.

They will push for special benefits and other indicators of higher status that don't normally go with the position that you are offering.

Managing the ‘VIP’s’ that you already have requires determination, resourcefulness and a understanding of how to utilize their lost mind to your advantage.

The ‘VIP’s  to be associated with higher status people. They are generally not good team players since there are few people whom they consider their equals. If you do have to put them on a team, place them on one with people whom they admire and consider high status.

They are likely to push you for special favors and to ask you to bend the rules for them. Just stick to the rules with them..

Ensure that teamwork and cooperation will be rewarded rather than individual work, Should things go well, make sure that you know who really deserves the credit as they may step forward to claim the glory.

Be  aware that in our competitive self-promotional world, it's easy for all of us to become caught up in the prevailing culture of ‘very important person’ and forget that no one succeeds alone.