Narcissism can make you mentally difficult: study claims that people with an over-inflated feeling of importance are less stressed and not so vulnerable to depression
- Queen & # 39; s University Belfast scientists have reviewed three studies on narcissism
- One type of narcissism – grandiose – seemed to increase mental resilience
- The researchers said that this could possibly compensate for symptoms of depression
Narcissism can lead to mental & # 39; toughness & # 39 ;, researchers believe.
Queen & # 39; s University Belfast scientists reviewed three personality trait studies, involving more than 700 people.
One type of narcissism – grandiose – seemed to increase mental resilience, which can compensate for symptoms of depression.
People with this type of trait, as a result of which they often have an over-inflated sense of importance, also had lower stress levels.
Queen & # 39; s University Belfast scientists reviewed three personality trait studies, involving more than 700 people (stock)
Dr. Kostas Papageorgiou, co-author of the study, said: & Narcissism has two main dimensions: grandiose and vulnerable.
& # 39; Vulnerable narcissists are probably more defensive and regard the behavior of others as hostile.
& # 39; While grandiose narcissists usually have a bloated feeling of interest and a preoccupation with status and power. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; Narcissism is part of the & # 39; dark tetrad & of personality that also includes Machiavellianism, psychopathy and sadism. & # 39;
The assessment of evidence on narcissism was published in the magazines Personality and Individual Differences and European Psychiatry.
Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by a person who believes that there are special reasons that deserve him differently, better or more than others.
They can get upset if people don't recognize their apparent performance and get upset if other people don't put their needs above their own.
But narcissists can also have low self-esteem and can be described as vulnerable, researchers warn.
Dr. Papageorgiou added: & This study really helps to explain variation in symptoms of depression in society.
& # 39; If a person is mentally heavier, they are likely to take on frontal challenges rather than consider them an obstacle.
& # 39; Although not all dimensions of narcissism are good, certain aspects can lead to positive results.
& # 39; This work promotes diversity and inclusiveness of people and ideas by advocating that dark traits, such as narcissism, should not be seen as good or bad, but as products of evolution and manifestations of a human nature that can be beneficial or harmful, depending on the context. & # 39;
BELIEVE IN CONSPIRATION THEories? YOU MAY BE A NARCISSIST, RESEARCHERS SAY
People who doubt the moon landings are rather selfish and seeking attention, according to a recent study.
In the course of three online-based studies, researchers from the University of Kent demonstrated strong links between the belief in conspiracy theories and negative psychological traits.
Writing in the diary Social psychological and personality sciences, the team explained: & # 39; Previous research linked the adoption of conspiracy theories to low self-esteem. & # 39;
In the first study, a total of 202 participants completed questionnaires about conspiracy beliefs, asking how strongly they agreed with specific statements, such as whether governments have committed acts of terrorism on their own territory.
In addition, they were asked to complete a narcissistic scale and an assessment of their self-worth.
The results showed that people who scored high on the scale of narcissism and who had low self-esteem were more likely to be conspiracy believers.
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