✦ Will rarely listen to or respect your “No” ✦ Take advantage of others to reach his or her own goals ✦ Appear tough-minded or unemotional ✦ React to criticism with anger, blame-shifting, shaming or humiliating others ✦ Fail to recognize people’s emotions and feelings ✦ Exaggerate achievements, personal history or talents ✦ Are unpredictable in mood and behavior ✦ Become aggressive, hostile, verbally vicious, or withdraws when threatened ✦ Can vocalize regret for a short time when found out, but soon rationalizes it away ✦ Appearance is important, so primping or fastidiousness is common ✦ Withdraw or a cold shoulder is used as a tool to make you do what they want ✦ Rationalize everything to make sure they always come out on top ✦ Will steal an idea, quote, lesson plan, piece of wisdom — call it their own ✦ Groom underlings and create organizational or business environments to suit their need for ego stroking “Crazymakers thrive on drama, and melodrama requires a sense of impending doom.
Everything is an emergency, a deadline, a matter of life and death, or something they will get to eventually. Nearly any situation can be cast as melodrama to support a crazymaker’s plot lines …
✦ Extremely skilled at making anyone under their influence crave their approval.
✦ Make you feel special & then emotional distance themselves in ways that keep you unsure of yourself.
“However they are upset over any inconveniences they suffer as a result of being busted.