News Study on narcissist couples

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  1. chapped

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    Narcissists may be less repelled by other narcissists, a recent study published inPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletinsuggests.

    Given how challenging a friendship with a narcissist may be (in this case, grandiose narcissists, not those described as vulnerable narcissists), researchers were interested in examining: who hangs out with a narcissist? Lead study author Ulrike MaaB and colleagues sought to answer whether friends of narcissists shared similar narcissistic traits.

    Key features of narcissism include a sense of entitlement, arrogance, inflated self-importance, and lack of empathy; interpersonal relationships are hugely impacted by such narcissistic needs.

    While on the surface it may appear that narcissists are self-confident and poised, in reality, a narcissist experiences a truckload of negative self-concept, resulting in an unreasonable need for self-acceptance. To achieve this self-acceptance, a narcissist will manipulate and engage in excessive self-promotion, usually by alienating others.

    To measure personality traits, the Big Five (extraversion, agreeableness, openness,conscientiousness and neuroticism)was used, while several assessments were used to measure narcissism and associated traits.

    Three menacing traits, narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathology, comprise the “Dark Triad” of personality; each of these constructs were measured by the Narcissistic Personality Inventory, the Machiavellianism Scale, and the Self-Report Psychopathy Scale–III, respectively.

    A total of 290 pairs of friends participated in the study, and each participant responded to the Big Five and Dark Triad assessments. Big Five results (general score and domain scores) indicated that friends had comparable degrees of narcissism, demonstrating that similarities in narcissism follow similarities in the Big Five profile, implying that “narcissists of a feather flock together.”

    Additional findings found a connection with Machiavellianism and psychopathology and Big Five results (on general scores and neuroticism, agreeableness, and conscientiousness domain scores; no connection to the domains of openness to experience and experience was shown).

    What conclusions can be drawn? Essentially, narcissistic traits in others are comfortable for a narcissist, with a tolerance for traits based on shared similarities. These similarities also play a role in the self-regulatory needs of narcissists, or how narcissists are motivated to mask an underlying poor self-concept. While those without narcissistic traits, such as self-promotion or devaluing others, find little appeal in these traits, “two narcissist best friends will probably not threaten each other’s ego.”
     
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    I believe that to be true until they eventually destroy each other.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Finally a Howard related thread.
     
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    Or Howard runs out of money
     
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    Vinaigrette.
     
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    He'll be fanless and she'll be a rich old crazy cat lady that will leave Howard's money to mansion full of one eyed cats. Mission accomplished.
     
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    Howard's not a narcissist he's an extreme neurotic. Beth may be a narcissist but most Americam women are
     
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    Most women are?
    Who have you been hanging out with?
     
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    Women
     
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    I agree that he's extremely neurotic.

    I think the female version of narcissism is borderline, and it's probably true that most or all women have some traits of BPD, but that doesn't make them borderline. It's considered healthy and normal to have some narcissistic traits.
     
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    This coming from the mod that just did a whole thread racism? WTF?



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    Has anyone else taken the online Dr. Drew naracissism test? I scored lower than Robin but higher than the wig because the wig lied.
     
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    http://www.0eb.com/index_drew.html

    I just took it. I scored a 10...below average, but I was in between on a few questions.
     
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    i took it pass... no pass
     
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    All humans are narcissistic on some level its a survival skill. It's the extreme narcissists that are called narcissistic


    BPD is different from narcissism. BPD's idealize people and then once a conflict occurs the extreme idealization turns into extreme hatred. Women suffering from BPD have difficulty maintaining regular jobs, careers and friendships and engage in risky sex

    Don't know if Beth is BPD but she is a narcissist
     
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    Robin allegedly set the record for narcissism but Drew did say she scored high in empathy. Most narcissists lack empathy which is what makes them annoying
     
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    I passed. I got more than 20 points! :)
     
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