Those who subscribe to the theory of Social Darwinism tend to be more hostile to others, admire power, are more exploitative, and have lower self-esteem, researchers say.
Lacking confidence in our own ability may stem from overestimating the abilities and performance of others, researchers say.
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.
Contrary to previous findings, a new study reports little evidence for a substantial negative link between screen time use before sleep and adolescent wellbeing.
Researchers report personality traits and psychological health impact how we value personal control when making decisions. The study reports brain activity in the motivation system is dampened in those with passive personalities and depression when we receive rewards that we have earned or feel in personal control of situations.
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.