Both grandiose and vulnerable narcissists crave high social status and recognition. Grandiose narcissists consider themselves more successful at being able to obtain high social status, while vulnerable narcissists do not believe they get the social recognition they deserve.
Researchers investigate why some people take pleasure in hurting more vulnerable people.
Contrary to popular belief, vulnerable narcissism is driven by personal insecurity and not an over-inflated sense of self. Researchers also found grandiose, or malignant, narcissism may be better understood as a manifestation of psychopathy.
Young children considered to demonstrate more narcissistic traits are viewed by their peers as "true leaders", even when their actual performance was average. Researchers investigate whether narcissistic leadership could develop during childhood.
Negative personality traits and cognitive dissonance explain why some people are such sore losers that they can not concede a defeat.
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.
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.
With at least 6% of the general population and up to 60% of psychiatric patients having a personality disorder, a new report looks at the biological causes and treatment options for personality disorders.
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.
Researchers reveal the neurobiology and typical behavior associated with psychopathic personalities. The paper explores the red flags that might mean you are in a relationship with a psychopath.