Egomaniacs are the kind of people who cannot accept other people’s opinions and always have to be right. They are quick to anger and critical, and all they do is talk about themselves. Egomaniacs tend to hog the spotlight and they can make you miserable, but with a few tricks, you will be better able to deal with them at school, work or anywhere.
When the egomaniac is your colleague, you can stay active and reasonable by remaining diplomatic and calm. When you feel an outburst of self- praise coming, stop the conversation subtly by acting disinterested or bored and avoiding eye contact.
It will be easier for you to deal with their self-appraisal by reminding yourself that you are successful and capable. If your boss is egoist, look elsewhere for a mentor because he/ she probably will have a hard time giving you encouragement and support.
Actually, the egomaniac craves attention and affirmation; do not be the person they rely on for proof of their worth and avoid feeding their ego with validation and compliments. Your pride or insecurities may get the best of you when confronted with an egoist’s constant assertion of self- worth, so do not be lured into a long conversation about their latest deeds.
Assuming that you are the boss and one of your employees is egomaniac, their need for assertion or challenging you might be mitigated by offering your subordinate options. Take in mind that a narcissistic employee can be well motivated by a strategic use of compliments and praise.
Many people are drawn, at least initially, to egomaniacs thinking they are exciting. If your friend never gives you a chance to talk and is not really interested in you, it is time to recognize toxic friendships.