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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)

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)

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)

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)

Selfie versus posie
If you lose sleep over the number of likes on your Instagram account, new WSU research suggests you might want to think twice before posting that selfie. (2019-08-20)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 W├╝rzburg and Bamberg shows. (2017-04-18)

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)

Are narcissists addicted to social networking?
Social networking sites such as Facebook provide the ideal environment for some types of narcissists to promote themselves and seek the admiration of others on a grand scale, according to a study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. (2016-07-07)

Are narcissists more likely to post selfies and care about the feedback they receive?
Korean researchers studied how narcissism relates to a person's selfie-posting behavior on Social Networking Sites such as Facebook and interest in the comments they receive back. The authors describe the link between degree of narcissism and self-promotion through selfies in the article 'Hide-and-Seek: Narcissism and 'Selfie'-Related Behavior' published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. (2016-04-06)

Narcissism linked to sexual assault perpetration in college, study finds
Almost 20 percent of college men have committed some kind of sexual assault, and 4 percent have committed rape, according to a study published by University of Georgia researchers who were examining the link between different kinds of narcissism and the perpetration of sexual assaults. (2016-03-29)

Manipulators less convincing online than in person, UBC research shows
If you have to negotiate business with a narcissist or psychopath, you're better off doing it on Facebook, research from UBC's Okanagan campus shows. (2016-03-17)

It is about me
Researchers say a rising trend in narcissism is cause for retailing and manufacturing firms offering customizable products to rethink their marketing strategies. (2015-12-09)

Surprise: Narcissists are not always risk-takers
Maybe narcissists aren't always such big risk-takers after all, a new study suggests. Many studies have found that narcissists often make volatile and risky decisions, possibly because they tend to have inflated views of their own abilities and achievements. But in a series of three experiments, researchers found that people who scored higher on measures of narcissism were no more likely than others to make risky choices in lab-based tasks. (2015-10-07)

Research debunks commonly held belief about narcissism
Contrary to popular belief, excessive use of first-person singular pronouns such as 'I' and 'me' does not necessarily indicate a narcissistic tendency, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2015-04-06)

Study provides academic support for new Steve Jobs portrayal
The new Steve Jobs biopic, 'Becoming Steve Jobs,' paints a picture of a less arrogant, humbler leader than previously thought. It portrays a softer side of Jobs that executives at Apple say is more accurate than the previous best-selling biography. A new business study provides academic support for the type of leader Apple execs say Jobs became. The study finds that narcissistic leaders can still be extremely effective and have engaged followers if they show humility. (2015-03-24)

How parents may help create their own little narcissists
Children whose parents think they're God's gift to the world do tend to outshine their peers -- in narcissism. (2015-03-09)

Hey, guys: Posting a lot of selfies doesn't send a good message
The picture isn't pretty for guys who post a lot of selfies on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. A new study showed that men who posted more online photos of themselves than others scored higher on measures of narcissism and psychopathy. (2015-01-06)

Just one simple question can identify narcissistic people
Scientists have developed and validated a new method to identify which people are narcissistic: just ask them. (2014-08-05)

Narcissistic CEOs and financial performance
Narcissism, considered by some as the 'dark side of the executive personality,' may actually be a good thing when it comes to certain financial measures, with companies led by narcissistic CEOs outperforming those helmed by non-narcissistic executives, according to recent research co-authored by faculty at the USC Marshall School of Business. (2014-07-24)

Narcissists can feel empathy, research finds
Narcissists tend to lack empathy, which can cause problems for themselves, the people around them and society in general. However, new research published today from the University of Surrey, suggests that with the right focus, people with narcissistic tendencies can feel empathy for another person's suffering. This may be important in helping to prevent the often violent or anti-social behaviors that some narcissists are prone to and the crimes that are committed as a result. (2014-05-30)

Can narcissists be moved to show empathy?
Researchers at the University of Surrey and the University of Southampton have investigated whether narcissists can elicit empathy for another person's suffering. It has been well documented that narcissists lack empathy, but why is that the case, and do they have the capacity to change that behavior? (2014-05-30)

Entering adulthood in a recession linked to lower narcissism later in life
We often attribute the narcissistic tendencies of others to parenting practices or early social experiences. But new research reveals that economic conditions in the formative years of early adulthood may also play a role. The research shows that people who entered their adulthood during hard economic times are less narcissistic later in life than those who came of age during more prosperous times. (2014-05-12)

Narcissism and leadership: Does it work to be a jerk?
Researchers at the University of Illinois and University of Nebraska conduct meta-analysis to learn connection between narcissism -- a (2014-01-16)

Narcissism -- to a point -- can make a more effective leader, researchers find
Although Narcissus himself might not have been able to step away from his reflection in the mirror to get to the office, when it comes to leadership, a moderate amount of narcissism can go a long way. (2014-01-15)

You're so vain: U-M study links social media and narcissism
Facebook is a mirror and Twitter is a megaphone, according to a new University of Michigan study exploring how social media reflect and amplify the culture's growing levels of narcissism. (2013-06-11)

Link between war support and PTSD, time it late in negotiations and courtship by narcissists
In time for Memorial Day, new research on war support and PTSD, as well as experts on trauma and loss and other new studies in our journals. (2013-05-23)

Expensive egos
The personality trait narcissism may have an especially negative effect on the health of men, according to a recent study published in PLoS ONE. (2012-01-23)

Narcissism may benefit the young, researchers report; but older adults? Not so much
A new study suggests that some forms of narcissism are -- at least in the short term -- beneficial, helping children navigate the difficult transition to adulthood. (2011-08-10)

Narcissists look like good leaders -- but they aren't
Narcissists rise to the top. That's because other people think their qualities -- confidence, dominance, authority, and self-esteem -- make them good leaders. (2011-08-09)

New Baylor study shows higher job performance linked to people who are more honest and humble
The more honesty and humility an employee may have, the higher their job performance, as rated by the employees' supervisor. That's the new finding from a Baylor University study that found the honesty-humility personality trait was a unique predictor of job performance. (2011-03-01)

Narcissistic students don't mind cheating their way to the top
College students who exhibit narcissistic tendencies are more likely than fellow students to cheat on exams and assignments, a new study shows. The results suggested that narcissists were motivated to cheat because their academic performance functions as an opportunity to show off to others, and they didn't feel particularly guilty about their actions. (2010-11-30)

To be good, sometimes leaders need to be a little bad
A new study has found that when it comes to leading, some negative personality traits aren't such a bad thing. (2010-10-19)

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