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What Makes Toxic People Charismatic

We love certainty, and bullies are certainty in human form

Screencap of Logan Roy from “Succession.” He is wearing business attire and smiling at someone.
Logan Roy from “Succession.” Photo: HBO

The only bosses you hear about right now are the charismatic bullies. Earlier this month, former employees of The Ellen Show accused Ellen DeGeneres of creating an abusive work environment. In June, Bon Appetit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport resigned after a photo surfaced of him in brownface, prompting the…

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Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong has written for the New York Times, The Cut, Catapult, The Atlantic and ELLE.

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