A narcissist is better than a paranoid

May 17, 2007, 3:00 PM UTC

A reader from Washington writes:

I’ve gone from a paranoid to a narcissist and things are better, in the case of the paranoid, he was insecure about what he didn’t know and therefore, loathed anyone who did. He liked to call people out of the blue who dealt with his staff to get dirt on them then blame them for not making him happy, he’s 56, never happy. The narcissist, however, knows a little more, takes over projects with any visibility and of course, quotes staff ideas as his own. Both seemed out to lunch, even when it wasn’t lunchtime.

What do you think? Is this boss crazy?