Rejected Narcissists Feel Better After Posting Selfies

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…Continue readingRejected Narcissists Feel Better After Posting Selfies

Narcissism Dwindles As We Get Older

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…Continue readingNarcissism Dwindles As We Get Older

Effective Strategies For Dealing With Disappointment

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…Continue readingEffective Strategies For Dealing With Disappointment

How Positions Of Power Inflate Narcissism

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…Continue readingHow Positions Of Power Inflate Narcissism

Why Are We Becoming So Narcissistic? Here’s The Science

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…Continue readingWhy Are We Becoming So Narcissistic? Here’s The Science

The Difference Between Narcissism And Self-esteem

Narcissists feel superior to others but aren’t necessarily satisfied with themselves. After reviewing the research literature, Universiteit van Amsterdam (UVA) researcher Eddie Brummelman and his colleagues conclude that narcissism and self-esteem are much more distinct than conventional wisdom has led us to believe. Despite the widely held view among psychologists…Continue readingThe Difference Between Narcissism And Self-esteem

Narcissism Seed Of Violence From Children Toward Parents

For the first time, a Spanish study carried out on 591 adolescents and their parents demonstrates that exposure to violence in the home, a lack of affectionate and positive communication between parents and children, and a permissive upbringing all create narcissistic adolescents who physically or verbally assault their parents. It…Continue readingNarcissism Seed Of Violence From Children Toward Parents