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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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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