Negative personality traits and cognitive dissonance explain why some people are such sore losers that they can not concede a defeat.
Study reveals those with narcissistic personality traits may be more politically active. Those with high levels of narcissism were more likely to contact politicians, sign petitions, and donate to political causes. Previous studies linked narcissistic traits to behaviors harmful to functioning democracies, including conflict and civic strife.
When most people make errors, they are willing to learn from their mistakes. Those with narcissistic personality traits fail to acknowledge when they make mistakes and are thus unable to learn from errors they have made.
Those with dark personality traits such as psychopathy, sadism, low affective empathy, narcissism, cold-heartedness, and meanness, are more likely to sexually objectify those of the opposite sex.
Longitudinal study reveals for most people narcissistic traits such as sensitivity to criticism and imposing your opinion onto others, decreases as we age. However, having high aspirations for yourself increases over time.
Grandiose narcissists are more likely to be "mentally tough", experience less stress, and are less prone to depression.
Study reports arrogance and narcissism are on a spectrum. Researchers identify three types of arrogance and reveal the associated implications.
A new study debunks the long-standing myth that only children are more likely to display narcissistic traits than their peers who have siblings. Data analysis revealed only children showed no increase in grandiosity or rivalrous compared to children of the same age with brothers or sisters. Researchers say the stereotype that only children are narcissistic remains prevalent but is highly inaccurate.
For most people, narcissism wanes as they age. A new study reports the magnitude of the decline of narcissistic traits is tied to specific career and personal relationship choices. However, this is not true for everyone. Some people remained just as narcissistic at the age of 41 as they were during their late teens. 3% of subjects showed increased narcissistic traits between the ages of 18 and 41.
Grandiose narcissists are significantly less likely to use critical thinking when it comes to important problem solving or decision making. While narcissists perceive themselves to be above average intelligence and strong critical thinkers, they are unable to use reflective thinking skills effectively. The high levels of confidence they have in their intellectual abilities are often misplaced.
Women who date for a free meal and without romantic interest in their dinner partners are more likely to exhibit 'dark triad' personality traits. Dark triad traits, including narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism, are associated with negative behaviors, such as exploitative behaviors and deception.