3-01 Narcissism, Sociopathology, and Bullying Personality Disorders


  • Out of the FOG Website
  • Some Suggested Resources: Bullies, Leaders, and Enablers with Personality Disorders

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Out of the FOG Website

Out of the FOG is a comprehensive and practical website with excellent descriptions of pathological personalities and what should/shouldn’t do in responding to people with these character disorders. It categorizes information on personality disorders for those suffering from them, their victims, family members and survivor supporters/advocates, and counselors and other mental health professionals.

The information in sections on Top 10 Myths about Personality Disorders, Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), and Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) is extremely helpful, even if the person in question does not meet all the clinical criteria for diagnosis.

The listings of characteristics of narcissism and sociopathy are especially relevant to understanding malignant people how they control others. Their page on The Top 100 Traits and Behaviors of Personality-Disordered Individuals is a catalogue of toxic tactics that survivors of abuse will start recognizing from the arsenal used against them. Out of the FOG provides a summary for each trait/behavior, and a link to a separate page that gives more detailed description and practical suggestions.

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Some Suggested Resources:

Bullies, Leaders, and Enablers with Personality Disorders

Additional resources to be added.


The following books address a range of personality disorders and situations related to bullying: Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Obsessive-Compulsive, Paranoid, Passive-Aggressive, Psychopath / Sociopath, and/or Sadistic.

Destructive Leaders and Dysfunctional Organizations: A Therapeutic Approach by Alan Goldman (Cambridge University Press, 2010). A professional book that deals with a broad range of personality disorders and how each affect peers and subordinates in organizational/business settings.

Emotional Vampires: Dealing with People Who Drain You Dry, by Albert Bernstein (McGraw-Hill, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition, 2012). Uses a similar broad set of personality disorders as the Destructive Leaders and Dysfunctional Organizations book, but writing it at a popular level.

The Allure of Toxic Leaders: Why We Follow Destructive Bosses and Corrupt Politicians – and How We Can Survive Them by Jean Lipman-Bluman (Oxford University Press, 2005). Written at a more popular level.

The Bully at Work: What You Can Do To Stop the Hurt and Reclaim Your Dignity on the Job by Gary Namie and Ruth Namie (Sourcebooks, 2nd edition, 2009). Written at a more popular level. The Namies also have a website, Workplace Bullying Institute.

The following books are mostly written at a popular level, and deal with a specific personality disorder or situation rather than a range of disorders related to bullying.

Borderline Personality Disorder for Dummies by Charles H. Elliot and Laura L. Smith (For Dummies, 2009).

The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School – How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence by Barbara Coloroso (2003; William Morrow Paperbacks, 2009, updated edition).

Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving With the Self-Absorbed by Wendy Behary (New Harbinger, 2008).

The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout (Three Rivers Press, 2006).

Why is it Always About You? The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism by Sandy Hotchkiss (Free Press, 2003).

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