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Social Psychology Blog: Narcissism: A good or a bad ingredient to a healthy marriage?

Social Psychology Blog: Narcissism: A good or a bad ingredient to a healthy marriage? | Narcissistic Personality | Scoop.it

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Found this funny that this was even a question seeing as how toxic it can be to be in a relationship with a narcissist.

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The Real Cause of Narcissism ~ Why has narcissism permeated our world?

The Real Cause of Narcissism ~ Why has narcissism permeated our world? | Narcissistic Personality | Scoop.it
The Real Cause of Narcissism ~ Why has narcissism permeated our world?

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I found this interesting because everyone attributes the cause of narcissism to something different.  Here they relate it to mostly childhood abuse while many sources blame our culture and parents.

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BHK's curator insight, September 10, 2013 6:22 PM

"Narcissistic-cheating-married-men on the prowl tend to have similar male friends, often called “Wingmen,” (think David Beckham in Gordon Ramsay’s case) with the same short term sexual strategies, meaning they can help each other in their quest to exploit women and find their prey for affairs or one-night stands."

 

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Oscar Speeches Ranked By Narcissism: Whose Acceptance Speech Was The ... - International Business Times

Oscar Speeches Ranked By Narcissism: Whose Acceptance Speech Was The ... - International Business Times | Narcissistic Personality | Scoop.it
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Oscar Speeches Ranked By Narcissism: Whose Acceptance Speech Was The ...

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I found this article very entertaining, and not very educational.  But it is funny to see how they rated these, seeing how I thought Matthew McConaughey's acceptance speech was pretty humble, but seeing how they critized it, I can see exactly where they're coming from. Especially what seemed narcissistic to me was how they said that he really praised himself (grandiosity, belief in being "special") and how he said he, his hero, is always ten years away (unrealistic expectations).  This also made me realize how much narcissism must thrive in Hollywood, because it is a very accepting environment for those kinds of traits and behaviors.

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Professor Sanabria's curator insight, March 15, 2014 8:58 PM

This is an interesting perspective on Hollywood's reach to the general public. 

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Relationships with Narcissistic Men

Relationships with Narcissistic Men | Narcissistic Personality | Scoop.it
Ahhhh. relationships with narcissistic men. They start out so wonderful, don't they? When you first meet him you can't believe your luck! He seems perfect: handsome, funny, successful, confident, and crazy about you!

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It's amazing how relationships with these narcissistic men all follow a very distinct pattern - especially in the beginning. The very flashing and passionate beginning, the 'monster' of an ex, etc.  It's no wonder why people fall for this, because it just seems so perfect in the beginning.

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BHK's comment, August 20, 2013 7:23 PM
Not always handsome or conventionally successful; the point is you are targeted at your most vulnerable state. A place where you'll buy what he's selling --- everywhere.
BHK's curator insight, December 13, 2013 1:46 PM

 "Because narcissists put you on a pedestal in the beginning, relationships with them are typically very intense (he thinks you're perfect and, more importantly, he wants you to think HE's perfect), and short-term."

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Why Narcissists Seek Out Relationships

Why Narcissists Seek Out Relationships | Narcissistic Personality | Scoop.it

I am often asked why someone so self-absorbed and consumed with themselves would have any interest in pursuing a relationship with another person.


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This article described in a really great way why they jump into relationships.  I loved how they sort of described it as how narcissists need people more than anyone, they just won't have that love to back it up.  Which is very true. They need people to be validating them and adoring them, but they don't have that true intimacy to attach.

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BHK's curator insight, September 18, 2013 10:00 AM

"Narcissists need to ensure they have a constant and reliable source of Narcissistic Supply at all times. The best way they have found of doing this is to have a significant other in their lives. They do not love this person, nor do they wish to be with this person most of the time. However, because it is impossible to control how much attention or Primary NS they will receive from the outside world on a daily basis, they must make certain they have a backup form of it that is always available to them."

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What Have You Done for Me Lately? Entitlement: A Key Narcissistic Trait

What Have You Done for Me Lately? Entitlement: A Key Narcissistic Trait | Narcissistic Personality | Scoop.it
A sense of entitlement is a narcissistic, not borderline, trait

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Reading this really brought me back to my own relationship with a narcissist.  Although it isn't a romantic relationship, I would say that their hallmark personality trait is entitlement-leading them to stealing from friends, lovers, etc. and expecting the world from anyone who crossed their path.

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BHK's curator insight, October 18, 2013 6:56 PM

"I feel like I never had what I needed, so I didn't feel bad about taking what I wanted, be it taking credit for other people's work, sleeping with other people's girlfriends, or just taking whatever object I wanted at the time. Taking didn't (always) mean theft, but it did mean I sometimes shorted others, or made them wait, or whatever. If I wanted it, I would get it, because I deserved it. "

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Narcissism Breeds Belief in One’s Own Creativity?

Narcissism Breeds Belief in One’s Own Creativity? | Narcissistic Personality | Scoop.it
British researchers report narcissists are more likely than most to engage in creative activities.

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I absolutely loved this article and found it especially entertaining just when comparing it to the narcissists that I have in my life.  I think the part where it mentions that it's not necessarily shown that narcissists are more creative, just that they think they are, is pretty spot-on from what I've seen. So that definitely made me laugh.

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craig daniels's curator insight, October 8, 2013 2:35 PM

I never thought about this till I saw this post, it makes sense when you think about it. I wonder though, is it our own creativity that breeds the narcissism?


Chicken or Egg... ?


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The Internet 'Narcissism Epidemic'

The Internet 'Narcissism Epidemic' | Narcissistic Personality | Scoop.it

We are in the midst of a "narcissism epidemic," concluded psychologists Jean M. Twnege and W. Keith Campbell in their 2009 book. One study they describe showed that among a group of 37,000 college students, narcissistic personality traits rose just as quickly as obesity from the 1980s to the present. Fortunately for narcissists, the continued explosion of social networking has provided them with productivity tools to continually expand their reach -- the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Foursquare, and occasionally Google Plus.


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In this article, like many dealing with narcissism, it links the need for social media popularity with full-blown narcissism.  Although I agree that narcissists are seeking for attention constantly, and that social media definitely feeds it, I don't think everyone looking for a 'like' via social media is a narcissist.  It's just all on the continuum.

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Maggie Giuffrida's curator insight, October 1, 2013 6:37 PM

Narcissism is greater in Gen Y'ers than any previous generations. Gen X'ers are doomed...

Maggie Giuffrida's curator insight, October 14, 2013 9:47 PM

This artcile addresses those who are not trending towards narcissism but are "normal." I think it is important to realize that social media is used for many businesses. The same tactics used to gain followers and to feed one's narcissistic ego are relatively similar to those tactics used by a company to build their brand awareness and coordinate events. Likewise, many communities (educational, social, family-related) use social media to stay connected. Social media therefore cannot be entirely criticized.

Nestor Laigo's curator insight, February 29, 3:10 PM

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I couldn’t agree more on this matter of rising narcissism as an epidemic, similar aspects as my op-ed that immorality is becoming a social norm, and how our moral standards are declining. I also agree that the dramatic rise of narcissism in society is due to social networking. "As we get accustomed to having even our most minor needs ... accommodated to this degree, we are growing more needy and more entitled. In other words, more narcissistic." (Davidow) My insight on Davidow’s saying that it’s as any other thing in this world, once a momentarily/fake happiness is felt, one is going to want it more and more. Davidow also goes on saying “In virtual space many of the physical interactions that restrain behavior vanish. Delusions of grandeur, narcissism, viciousness, impulsivity, and infantile behavior for some individuals rise to the surface. Fortunately for narcissists, the continued explosion of social networking has provided them with productivity tools to continually expand their reach…” (Davidow) Truly an epidemic, I agree, that immorality the most contagious disease, growing stronger and stronger, and there seems to be no cure.

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Expensive egos: Narcissism has a higher health cost for men

Expensive egos: Narcissism has a higher health cost for men | Narcissistic Personality | Scoop.it
The personality trait narcissism may have an especially negative effect on the health of men, according to a recent study published in PLoS ONE.

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I was very surprised that only highly narcissistic males (as opposed to females) experienced the dramatic rise in cortisol.  I wasn't surprised that they had a higher level of cortisol since many are very stressed and may run to anger, but I found it interesting that this wasn't happening in the extremely narcissistic females.

 

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Ten Ways to Tell if You're a Narcissist | Psychology Today

A straightford how-to guide for measuring your own levels of narcissism By Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D....
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I found this article to do a very good job of showing some basic and very relatable signs of narcissism and relating this behaviors to being on a continuum rather than just being strictly white or black.  So I found it very entertaining while also informative.

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How to Spot a Narcissist

How to Spot a Narcissist | Narcissistic Personality | Scoop.it
Welcome to the contradictory universe of narcissism.

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Really great ways to spot a narcissist other than the obvious ways.  I thought it was helpful that they listed how they have that "distinct physical signature" of seeming a little more appealing, stylish, etc. and how the women are usually wearing less clothing.

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BHK's curator insight, September 27, 2013 4:19 PM

"Male and female narcissists both share a marked need for attention, the propensity to manipulate, and a keen interest in charming the other sex. This bent is so strong that some psychologists, including Jonason and graduate student Nicholas Holtzman of Washington University in St. Louis, argue that narcissism may have evolved as a strategy to secure sexual partners in the short-term. The ways in which narcissists of both genders pursue their quarry reinforces this possibility."

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What Is the Connection Between Narcissism and Cheating? - mobile wiseGEEK

Narcissism and cheating are often connected because ...


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I wasn't surprised to see narcissism and cheating connected due to the inability to have true intimacy and lack of empathy.  And I feel this is pretty commonplace with narcissism.

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Sociopath seduction

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Sociopathic seduction Once the sociopath has accurately assessed your ‘worth’ (this could be financial, status, anything that the sociopath wants, that he himself doesn’t have), he will move into t...

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Again, like several other articles, I think this could be useful for someone who feels they may be in a relationship with a narcissist.  It does a nice job of explaining what they're doing and why it isn't genuinely true.  Because narcissists are charming, you may think it's just your relationship, but it's nice to see that others have been in the exact same spot.

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BHK's curator insight, July 31, 2013 8:55 PM

Watch for the battery of personal questions, the relentless texting and instant messaging, the admission that he's googled you and the questions about who you're closest to at work, if you work together. Wants to be sure there's no overlap between prey Same script, different victim. It appears he's truly interested in you, but he's actually just making his initial (and usual) assessment.

BHK's curator insight, October 14, 2013 10:52 AM

Beware the battery of personal questions, the relentless texting and instant messaging, the admission that he's googled you and questions about who you're closest to at work, if you work together. He wants to be sure there's no relationship between his prey.


Same script, different victim. It appears he's truly interested in you, but he's actually just making his usual first assessment.

BHK's curator insight, April 29, 2014 9:57 AM

Reposting because of its value. This is typical behavior. A sociopath will use the same method over and over as it proves successful.

 

Be wary of the barrage of personal questions, the relentless texting and instant messaging, the admission that [he's] googled you and the questions about who you're closest to at work, if you work together. Wants to be sure there's no overlap between prey. Same script, different victim. It appears he's truly interested in you, but he's actually just making his usual assessment.

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The Relationship Between Sensitive People and Narcissists

The Relationship Between Sensitive People and Narcissists | Narcissistic Personality | Scoop.it

Why highly sensitive people (HSPs) attract and are attracted to narcissists and other negative people. (Good article about unhealthy dating.)


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I wasn't actually surprised to see that sensitive people are drawn to narcissistic people.  Because in many cases, the narcissists are hypersensitive too. Also with these people so prone to feeling sensitive and empathetic, it kind of makes up for that gap of empathy that they have.   And by having someone so sensitive to you and your needs, that is the perfect recipe for a narcissist to have in a relationship.

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BHK's curator insight, September 26, 2013 6:39 PM

"Unfortunately, without learning to love themselves, hurtful people spend their lives trying to get the love they’re missing inside from someone else. That someone else is often a sensitive person because we have compassion written all over us. But don’t let it be you."

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What Walks Among Us – Narcissistic Personality Disorder - Esteemology

What Walks Among Us – Narcissistic Personality Disorder - Esteemology | Narcissistic Personality | Scoop.it

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I absolutely LOVED this article.  Great broad explanation of exactly what it's about and I thought it did a really great job of illlustrating the false self and façade that narcissists will put up.

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BHK's curator insight, July 31, 2013 9:01 PM

Hooked on the chase, a naricissistic predator will come on strong, mimic what's important to you --- while constantly searching for new victims. Traits, pathological methodology and misogyny explained.

BHK's curator insight, November 12, 2013 10:59 AM

Hooked on the chase, a naricissistic predator will come on strong, mimic what's important to you --- while constantly searching for new victims. Traits, pathological methodology and misogyny explained.

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Toxic Relationships and Narcissism: Stages of Gaslighting

Toxic Relationships and Narcissism: Stages of Gaslighting | Narcissistic Personality | Scoop.it

If you're involved in a toxic relationship with a narcissist (NPD or narcissistic personality disorder), then you have probably been the victim of gaslighting at some point.


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Through the memoir on narcissism that I read, "Web of Lies", I found her go through each of these stages in her relationship with the narcissist.  Disbelief, defense, and depression, I would argue, could make up three different sections of her book really.

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You're so vain: Study links social media and narcissism

You're so vain: Study links social media and narcissism | Narcissistic Personality | Scoop.it

"Facebook is a mirror and Twitter is a megaphone, according to a new University of Michigan study exploring how social media reflect and amplify the culture's growing levels of narcissism..."

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I found this site's reason for linking social media and narcissism much more intriguing compared to the other articles that I read. Although others had previously said that narcissists would use social media more frequently in order to gain the attention that they seek, I thought it was really inventive the way that they decided to study it.  By comparing how much time they spend posting vs. how much time they spend looking at others' posts, I think that's a much better view of actually looking at what narcissism is about.

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Maggie Giuffrida's curator insight, October 1, 2013 6:30 PM

"Facebook is a mirror and Twitter is a megaphone..." SO TRUE! When did creative & innocent sharing on social media ferment in a bogus sense of fufillment?

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The Bright Side of Narcissism | IdeaFeed | Big Think

The Bright Side of Narcissism | IdeaFeed | Big Think | Narcissistic Personality | Scoop.it

A new study on the habits of highly effective CEOs suggests that narcissistic personalities do better at bringing their companies into line with the latest innovations. The study measured how quickly different pharmaceutical companies adapted to the emerging biotechnology field that has risen over the last thirty years. They compared those measurements with the companies' CEOs, defining narcissism by the number of times they appeared in the press and the difference in compensation between the CEO and second in command.


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I wasn't surprised to see this particulary common view that narcissists make good leaders, since there is 'healthy narcissism',  but I was surprised to see the way in which they measured it.

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Wealthy Selfies: How Being Rich Increases Narcissism

Wealthy Selfies: How Being Rich Increases Narcissism | Narcissistic Personality | Scoop.it

The rich really are different — and, apparently more self-absorbed, according to the latest research.

 

That goes against the conventional wisdom that the more people have, the more they appreciate their obligations to give back to others. Recent studies show, for example, that wealthier people are more likely to cut people off in traffic and to behave unethically in simulated business and charity scenarios. Earlier this year, statistics on charitable giving revealed that while the wealthy donate about 1.3% of their income to charity, the poorest actually give more than twice as much as a proportion of their earnings — 3.2%.

 
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I found this article very interesting all encompassing.  Although it notes that there are more narcissistic traits displayed in richer people, they find that narcissistic personality disorder is much more prevalent among the poor.  So I found that distinction to be insightful.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 21, 2013 6:10 PM

The rich really are different — and, apparently more self-absorbed, according to the latest research. That goes against the conventional wisdom that the more people have, the more they appreciate their obligations to give back to others.