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.
By the age of 18 months, toddlers prefer individuals others yield to, researchers say. The study suggests this preference may be rooted deep in human nature and may have evolved because being close to those in power provides people with better access to resources, territory and mates.
A new study reports lower status individuals are more likely to share wealth than those considered to be of higher status.
Two new studies from researchers at USC provide fresh insight into Alzheimer's risks. Researchers say attending college can stave off dementia and help retain memories in old age. Additionally, researchers report reducing diabetes and hypertension after 50 could increase longevity in people with Alzheimer's disease.
According to researchers, people tend to change the pitch of their voice depending on who they are talking to and how dominant they feel. The study found that a person's vocal characteristics altered in response to people of different social status. When a person was believed to be more dominant, people's voices became more high pitched.
According to researchers, some people engage in acts they find immensely fearful in order to gain social standing.