Despite common thought, not all people with dark triad disorders are void of empathy. Some people with dark triad disorders experience above-average empathetic capabilities. Researchers shed light on "dark empaths" and empathy deficits in those with dark triad disorders.
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 say most people consider manipulative, aggressive, entitled, middle-aged men they encounter to be the most unpleasant people to be around.
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.
A new study in Charité reveals those who grew up in the former Western states of Germany between 1949 and 1990, tend to be more narcissistic than those who were raised in the East. The study raises the question of whether narcissism is associated with Western culture.
Researchers investigate why some people take pleasure in hurting more vulnerable people.
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.
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.
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.
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.