People are furious at The Guardian over this piece on personality disorders
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People are furious at The Guardian over this piece on personality disorders

'Personality disorders at work: how to spot them and what you can do' was the headline given to a comment piece published on The Guardian online this morning.

Dr Mary Lamia, who according to her Twitter account is a clinical psychologist, professor, author, Psychology Today blogger, produced a piece for the publisher's 'lunchtime read' section.

The topic tackled was on personality disorders in the workplace.

The article begins by explaining: 'A boss or colleague with borderline or narcissistic disorder traits can leave you feeling manipulated and affect your performance.

'Psychopaths do exist in the workplace but you are more likely to have a boss with a personality disorder'.

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Dr Lamia discusses the difference between a narcissist and someone with a personality disorder before going on to explain 'what you can do' in a work scenario.

The final line in the article reads: 'Trying to get on their good side will only make you look weak'.

People have been vocal on Twitter about their disgust at the way in which Dr Lamia shed a light on those suffering from a personality disorder.

Others also accused The Guardian of being negligent giving the piece place on its platform.

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Guardian journalist HannahJane Parkinson also shared her thoughts on the long-read piece uploaded this morning, detailing her disgust and informing her followers that she had spoken to a senior editor about it.

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Twitter user Andy Fugard suggested people read this piece of satire on 'How to avoid receiving a diagnosis of 'personality disorder'.

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For more information on personality disorders and services across Britain and Ireland , please check out mind.org.uk, ethink.org or mentalhealthireland.ie.