When you’re feeling down, does your mood improve after posting selfies online? It could mean you’re at least a bit narcissistic, according to new research[1] from the University of Alberta. “Social media lets narcissists make a perfect picture of themselves, edit it, doctor it, throw it online and watch the stream of potentially global social… Read more

Narcissism is more likely to decline as a person ages, together with vanity, leadership, and entitlement, a new study[1] suggests. “Past work has supported the argument that people tend to mature over time by showing that they generally become more conscientious, agreeable, and emotionally stable—less anxious and depressed—from young adulthood to middle age. Our findings… Read more

Sometimes reality falls short of your expectations. You think you nailed an interview, but the job offer goes to another candidate. You’re excited about a new love interest you met online, but you realize you have little in common as soon as you meet face to face. Setbacks are a part of life, but how… Read more

Endowing people with social power inflates the socially-toxic components of narcissism called exploitation and entitlement, according to new research. Until now, the assumption was that narcissists tended to clinch powerful positions for themselves. However, recent research suggests that power itself may create narcissists. “Narcissists can feel a sense of entitlement — they expect and demand… Read more

The subject of narcissism has intrigued people for centuries, but social scientists now claim that it has become a modern “epidemic”. So what is it, what has led to its increase, and is there anything we can do about it? The term narcissism originated more than 2,000 years ago, when Ovid wrote the legend of… Read more