I'm worried about having to work with somebody who exaggerates and may even lie; someone who refuses to accept accountability and quick to place blame on everyone and everything else but their self; and going out their the way to cause a potentially damaging situation to another's career because this person doesn't want to believe the criticism coming from someone with a lot more experience.
I'm thinking if I had to work with this person and they made a mistake in something, would they potentially place my career in jeopardy because they won't accept accountability and may lie to cover their ass?
How do I prevent this from ever happening? And if it does happen, how do I tackle it?
I've had experience with someone like this; in hindsight I've come to believe that she had a borderline personality disorder.
In addition to the wise comments made by PPs, I would recommend always having a witness to any interactions you have with this person, and to keep a log of those interactions.
Last edit by nursej22 on Dec 8, '11
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