This research calls for more research about toxic followers. The current body of research identifies two general categories. Generally, followers misbehave by either conforming or colluding with the toxic leader. However, given the complicated nature of defining toxic leadership as a relatively new leadership style and even less literature about susceptible followers, there may be a third type of follower not yet understood; survivors.
College or School
College of Professional Studies Granite Division
Program or Major
Grant, Jason, "Survivors: The Forgotten Followers of Toxic Leadership" (2021). M.S. in Leadership. 106.