Why Narcissistic Leaders Are Prone to Overconfidence

New research suggests that overconfidence is strongly linked with narcissism and is particularly likely to emerge when highly narcissistic people feel powerful. … More

  • Research on “collective narcissism” suggests many Americans have outsize notions about how much their home states helped to write the nation’s narrative... More

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    Americans Exaggerate Their Home State’s Role in Building the Nation

    Research on “collective narcissism” suggests many Americans have outsize notions about how much their home states helped to write the nation’s narrative... More

  • Individualism is thought to be on the rise in Western countries, but new research suggests that increasing individualism may actually be a global phenomenon... More

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    Individualistic Practices and Values Increasing Around the World

    Individualism is thought to be on the rise in Western countries, but new research suggests that increasing individualism may actually be a global phenomenon... More

  • A personality trait called “grandiose narcissism” has been tied to greatness in U.S. presidents—and also malignancy... More

    The 10 Most Narcissistic U.S. Presidents

    A personality trait called “grandiose narcissism” has been tied to greatness in U.S. presidents—and also malignancy... More

  • People who enter adulthood during hard economic times have been found to have a much different view of themselves than those who come of age in prosperous times... More

    Entering Adulthood in a Recession Linked to Lower Narcissism Later in Life

    People who enter adulthood during hard economic times have been found to have a much different view of themselves than those who come of age in prosperous times... More

  • Science is revealing that the negative stereotypes about the generation born between 1980 and 2000 are inaccurate... More

    New Study Busts Some Myths about Millennials

    Science is revealing that the negative stereotypes about the generation born between 1980 and 2000 are inaccurate... More

  • People who score high on some sinister personality traits appear to have better career prospects, according to a scientific review. ... More

    Why Office Jerks Get Ahead

    People who score high on some sinister personality traits appear to have better career prospects, according to a scientific review. ... More

  • The shocking behavior of high-profile men now embroiled in sexual harassment scandals may be explained in part from psychological studies showing a link between power and a dampened capacity for empathy... More

    Power Can Chill the Mind’s Capacity for Empathy, Researchers Find

    The shocking behavior of high-profile men now embroiled in sexual harassment scandals may be explained in part from psychological studies showing a link between power and a dampened capacity for empathy... More

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