Your Company Culture Is Who You Hire, Fire, & Promote: Part 2, Anatomy of an Asshole

Clinically, there are three distinct types of socially aversive personalities, known as the “Dark Triad”: psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism.


These traits are dimensional in a sense that all of us fall somewhere on the spectrum, but only those who are very high in the trait can be considered diagnosable with a full-blown personality disorder.


If you’re curious, you can take the online Short Dark Triad personality test to see at what percentile you exhibit these three traits, compared to the general population.

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Fascinating article…..worth reading more than once. 


Company culture comes from the top, every single time with every single company.  Do you want to know what the CEO is like for any given company? Look at their employees.


Do you want to know what a doctor is like? Check out their front office staff. 


Think about who you are, and who you work with, and if you are in a leadership role, whose behavior you reward and promote.


As we tell our children starting in elementary school, you are the sum total of the 5 people you choose to spend the most time with.


Choose wisely.