I predict that they will not succeed. As a professor at a university I have sat through enough faculty meetings to know how hard it is to get us to shut up.
Also, a “malignant narcissist” will feel compelled to answer the question and then some, if nothing but to prove his superiority. After all, the world revolves around him.
What leftists fear the most is an inadvertant revelation of their core beliefs.
Your meetings were totally different from ours. I worked for the State of NY, and because we knew the brass could care less about our concerns or recommendations during supervisor meetings, when they went around the table to get our feedback, nobody ever said anything. We'd all decided early on, that it was better to keep your mouth shut, then to speak, and have one of the higher-ups pick you, and your topic apart. It made for very short meetings.