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Narcissists love being pandemic 'essential workers'
There's one group of essential workers who especially enjoy being called a ''hero'' during the COVID-19 pandemic: narcissists. In a new study, researchers found that essential workers (including those in restaurants, grocery and retail stores) who scored higher on measures of narcissism shared more than others about their work. And this sharing on social media, in person and elsewhere increased their narcissistic feelings in the moment. (2020-11-24)

How narcissistic leaders infect their organizations' cultures
Like carriers of a virus, narcissistic leaders ''infect'' the very cultures of their organizations, leading to dramatically lower levels of collaboration and integrity at all levels--even after they are gone. (2020-10-05)

Higher narcissism may be linked with more political participation
A politically engaged electorate is key to any thriving democracy, but not everyone participates in elections and other political activities. New Penn State research found that people who are narcissistic may also be more politically active. (2020-09-25)

Narcissists don't learn from their mistakes because they don't think they make any
When most people find that their actions have resulted in an undesirable outcome, they tend to rethink their decisions and ask, ''What should I have done differently to avoid this outcome?'' When narcissists face the same situation, however, their refrain is, ''No one could have seen this coming!'' In refusing to acknowledge that they have made a mistake, narcissists fail to learn from those mistakes, a recent study from Oregon State University - Cascades found. (2020-07-22)

Why you should say 'thank you' and not 'sorry' after most service failures
Appreciation (saying 'thank you') is often a more effective strategy than apology (saying 'sorry') at restoring consumer satisfaction. (2020-03-26)

How personality predicts seeing others as sex objects
Several personality traits related to psychopathy -- especially being openly antagonistic -- predict a tendency to view others as merely sex objects, finds a study by psychologists at Emory University. (2020-01-27)

Me, me, me! How narcissism changes throughout life
New research from Michigan State University conducted the longest study on narcissism to date, revealing how it changes over time. (2019-12-10)

Income inequality fuels status anxiety and sexualisation, research shows
Researchers at the universities of Melbourne and New South Wales have examined the relationship between income inequality, status anxiety and sexualisation of women. (2019-11-25)

LGBTQ beauty vloggers draw on queer culture to stand out
New Cornell research explores how a racially diverse group of LGBTQ beauty vloggers navigates seemingly contradictory roles: masculine and feminine; authentic and heavily made up. (2019-11-20)

Narcissism can lower stress levels and reduce chances of depression
People who have grandiose narcissistic traits are more likely to be 'mentally tough,' feel less stressed and are less vulnerable to depression, research led by Queen's University Belfast has found. (2019-10-29)

New study debunks myth that only children are more narcissistic than kids with siblings
The stereotype that only children are selfish, or more self-centered than those with siblings is sometimes used as an argument for having more than one child, but researchers from Germany find there's no evidence for the claim that only children are more narcissistic than children with sibling. (2019-10-15)

Research tracks narcissism from young adulthood to middle age
The belief that one is smarter, better looking, more successful and more deserving than others -- a personality trait known as narcissism -- tends to wane as a person matures, a new study confirms. But not for everyone, and not to the same extent. The study found that the magnitude of the decline in narcissism is related to the specific career and personal relationship choices a person makes. (2019-09-11)

National narcissism rears its head in study of WWII
In a survey of adults from the countries that comprised the World War II alliances known as the Allies and the Axis, respondents overestimate the importance of their country to the war effort. A new Arts & Sciences study shows how. (2019-08-15)

Foodie calls: Dating for a free meal (rather than a relationship)
New psychology research reveals 23-33% of women in an online study say they've engaged in a 'foodie call,' where they set up a date for a free meal. These women score high on the 'dark triad' of personality traits as well. (2019-06-21)

Young adults distressed by labels of narcissism, entitlement
Young adults both believe and react negatively to messages that members of their age group are more entitled and narcissistic than other living generations, suggests new research presented by Joshua Grubbs of Bowling Green State University, Ohio, and colleagues in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on May 15, 2019. (2019-05-15)

Do personality traits of compulsive users of social media overlap with problem drinking?
A study published in the Australian Journal of Psychology found certain similarities and differences in personality traits when comparing compulsive use of social media with problematic or risky alcohol use. (2018-12-19)

Narcissists less likely to support democracy
New research suggests that people with a narcissistic self-view are more likely to demonstrate lower support for democracy. (2018-12-05)

Do you have a healthy personality? Researchers think they can tell you
Researchers from the University of California, Davis, have identified a healthy personality prototype in a recent study using a contemporary trait perspective. (2018-11-26)

Excessive posting of selfies is associated with increase in narcissism
A new study has established that excessive use of social media, in particular the posting of images and selfies, is associated with a subsequent increase in narcissism by an average of 25 percent. (2018-11-09)

Schadenfreude sheds light on darker side of humanity
Psychologists propose a novel framework to systematically explain schadenfreude, a common, yet poorly understood, emotion. (2018-10-23)

Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'
Egoism, Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy, sadism, spitefulness are all traits that stand for the malevolent dark sides of human personality. Results from a recently published German-Danish research project show, these traits share a common 'dark core.' So, if you have one of these tendencies, you are also likely to have one or more of the others. (2018-09-26)

Narcissistic adolescents may perform better at school -- Queen's University Belfast researcher
A researcher at Queen's University Belfast suggests that the growing rate of narcissism in society could be linked with school achievement. (2018-06-26)

Want narcissists to donate to your cause? Make it about them
When narcissistic individuals are able to imagine themselves in a victim's situation, they are more likely to donate to charity, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management. (2018-06-06)

Millennials aren't getting the message about sun safety and the dangers of tanning
Many millennials lack knowledge about the importance of sunscreen and continue to tan outdoors in part because of low self-esteem and high rates of narcissism that fuel addictive tanning behavior, a new study from Oregon State University-Cascades has found. (2018-04-24)

Study says charisma trumped narcissism for voters in 2016 US presidential election
A new study of the 2016 US presidential election suggests that narcissism and charisma are both important predictors of voter choice. Researchers found that attributed charisma may serve as a balance to narcissism. Thus, followers of a candidate potentially look beyond negative leadership qualities to select those leaders who they perceive to have redeeming positive attributes and values. (2018-04-10)

Narcissists don't hunt for partners who are already taken -- but it doesn't stop them
Narcissists aren't necessarily on the hunt for partners who are already in a relationship - but that doesn't appear to stand in their way, either, new research suggests. (2018-03-27)

Frequent 'I-Talk' may signal proneness to emotional distress
People who talk a lot about themselves are not narcissists as one might expect. Instead, those who say 'I' and 'me' a lot may be prone to depression, anxiety and other negative emotions, University of Arizona researchers found. (2018-03-06)

Do western societies promote narcissism?
Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have been able to show that people who grew up in the former western states of Germany have higher levels of narcissism than those whose socialization took place in the former eastern states. According to research published in the journal PlosOne*, the reunification of Germany ushered in a gradual re-balancing of the distribution of these traits among the younger generation. (2018-01-25)

Xenophobia strongly linked to Brexit, regardless of voter age, gender or education
New research provides evidence that British citizens who agreed that immigrants threaten their values and way of life were more likely to have voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, regardless of their age, gender or education. People who just thought it was great to be British or just valued their British identity were not more likely to reject immigrants or vote for Brexit. (2017-11-27)

Support for populist ideologies linked to feelings of disadvantage and national narcissism
New research shows that people who perceive they are part of a disadvantaged group are more likely to have an unrealistic belief in the greatness of their nation and support populist ideologies. (2017-10-23)

The best hedge fund managers are not psychopaths or narcissists, according to new study
When it comes to financial investments, hedge fund managers higher in 'dark triad' personality traits -- psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism -- perform more poorly than their peers, according to new personality psychology research. The difference is a little less than 1 percent annually compared to their peers, but with large investments over several years that slight underperformance can add up. (2017-10-19)

No 'narcissism epidemic' among college students, study finds
Today's college students are slightly less narcissistic than their counterparts were in the 1990s, researchers report in a new study - not significantly more, as some have proposed. The study, reported in the journal Psychological Science, analyzed data from 1,166 students at the University of California, Berkeley in the 1990s, and from tens of thousands of students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of California, Davis in the 2000s and 2010s. (2017-10-09)

Narcissism and social networking
Social networks are an ideal stage for narcissists to showcase themselves. Accordingly, a lot of people with narcissistic traits are drawn to these platforms as a new study conducted by psychologists from Würzburg and Bamberg shows. (2017-04-18)

Research finds a majority endorsing revenge porn
Research by psychologists at the University of Kent has found that a majority of people would endorse the use of revenge porn and that those who actually post it have a distinct personality profile. (2017-03-02)

A 'new human nature' -- the key to our own and other species' survival
In their new Springer book 'Anthrozoology: Embracing Co-Existence in the Anthropocene,' the authors explore how we have lost the ability to communicate with other species, leading to the start of the sixth spasm of extinction. However, we do not have to be doomed by our ignorance. If we open our minds and rewild our hearts, ecological and therefore moral redemption are possible. (2017-02-01)

What kind of selfie taker are you?
New research says taking and posting pictures of yourself doesn't necessarily mean you're a narcissist. People also take selfies to engage in conversations and chronicle their lives. (2017-01-10)

New personality model sets up how we see ourselves -- and how others see us
A new personality trait model co-developed by Brian Connelly could save employers money in hiring and retention costs. This could be done by better weeding out candidates and having a better system for employee evaluations. (2017-01-06)

Toxic bosses are bad for your health and bad for your reputation
These are the key findings of a research team from the University of Manchester's Business School. Lead researcher Abigail Phillips will present the findings today, Friday, Jan. 6, at the British Psychological Society's annual conference of the Division of Occupational Psychology in Liverpool. (2017-01-06)

Bad bosses come in 2 forms: Dark or dysfunctional
Bad bosses generally come in two forms. There are the dysfunctional ones, like Michael Scott from the TV series 'The Office'; then there are the dark ones, like Gordon Gekko from the film Wall Street. Researchers including Seth M. Spain from Binghamton University, State University of New York are building a framework to better understand the behaviors of bad bosses and to reduce workplace stress. (2016-12-15)

Narcissistic individuals use social media to self-promote
Social media doesn't cause narcissism, but narcissists may be drawn to social media -- have more friends and followers, post more frequently and post more selfies. (2016-12-01)

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