Do you have a toxic boss? Find out with this flowchart

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Most of us will know the impact having a bad boss has on our work, and how it can even impact our mental and physical health, but when things get truly toxic, the situation gets even worse. 

If you've ever wondered where the line is between bad boss and toxic leader, then a new infographic is here to help. This flowchart from can help you understand whether you're dealing with someone toxic (if you love an infographic, also see some more of the best infographics around). The flowchart asks you a number of questions about your boss to help you determine the type of boss they are. The best part? There's also some handy advice on how to deal with the different types of toxic boss. Because not all toxic bosses are created equal.  

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.