The culture characterizes Bosstypen
However, what we can clearly identify in Bosstypes is the fact that, while our gender roles and associated behaviors have a biological background, they are very much influenced by our culture and our life history.
Especially in recent years, an increase in female Bosstypen is observed. Even these women show a clear dominance behavior, they also jostle in the figurative sense like others and are characterized by a solid presence.
Vogue boss Anna Wintour
If such an appearance of a woman had previously not been tolerated or at least rated as negative, today it is gradually gaining in acceptance. An example of a possible female Bosnian type is the editor-in-chief of the US edition of Vogue, Anna Wintour, one of the most influential women in the fashion industry.
Wintour is famous and notorious for her harsh handling of her staff and hardly ever expresses feelings, which was portrayed in the Hollywood movie The Devil Wearing Prada.
Determined and full of harshness
More generally, and regardless of the gender of the person, Bos types in their department require a clear subordination. A rebellion or uprising against a Bosstypen quickly becomes uncomfortable.
These people can be very determined and tough when someone dares to challenge their leadership role. Should someone outsiders put the power issue at risk and endanger them, Bosnotes are well able to face the threat by exposing the attacker, pimping him or simply attacking him. Because attacks on their position are something they do not like.
Fighting is part of the business
Bos types have an affinity to dominance and to prevail. In this context they like the fighting spirit that belongs on the way to the position of a real boss. Therefore, they can take something in power struggles.
If we are ourselves in conflict with such an embossed person, we should never retreat - that is what they despise and then mercilessly attack us.
Just do not show any weakness
What they like are people who are worthy opponents. You can certainly acknowledge it when the other one prevailed in the course of a change of heart. They react with it Respect for a good fight - but also with the statement that they will keep the upper hand even the next time.
On the one hand they can be fair, on the other hand they can be merciless. However, if you learn to understand the typical rituals and accept that you are being shaken by a type of Bosnian, you can actually handle them well.
Putin and you
Let us return to the example of Vladimir Putin. This shows how important knowledge about personality styles can be for political dealings. A Putin respects strength, but no weakness. To meet him in negotiations in a soft way would certainly be the wrong way.
He will rather respect negotiators who are self-confident. This does not mean that it always has to amount to a power struggle, but any negotiation should be tackled from a position of strength - without questioning Putin's claim to power, because that would lead to big problems and a merciless reaction. At the same time, it is important to keep in mind that the Bos type, unlike a narcissist, is not offensive.
The difference to the narcissist
Nor is the Bos type necessarily dependent on the admiration of others. This shows once again how similar personality styles can seem at first glance, how different they are after all, and how much nuances they have in dealing with them. Narcissists, psychopaths and the Bos type can be quickly confused with a rough look.
The details, however, show the big differences. For a narcissist, care must be taken to ensure that he is not injured or feels injured. Compared to the Bosstyp no weakness may be shown, it is a certain dominance in your own appearance advisable.
From the Bos type to the destructive sadist
However, when the personality style of the Bosstype becomes more extreme, it looks quite different again - because then it goes in a sadistic and destructive direction. Sadistic personalities like to humiliate others. If the normal type of Bos sometimes chooses an ironic tip against others in the conversation, it can lead to arbitrary humiliation in a sadist, because that is exactly what satisfies the need for dominance and keeping the other person small.
It can be observed again and again that just such sadistic people get into management positions, which can be very uncomfortable and threatening for the employees. Ultimately, working with such a supervisor can even lead to health problems.
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