Magazine article Nutrition Health Review

Narcissists Recognize Their Own Arrogance

Magazine article Nutrition Health Review

Narcissists Recognize Their Own Arrogance

Article excerpt

Narcissistic people tend to let everyone know around them that they are the best individuals, but studies show that narcissistic people do not see the world through rose-colored glasses.

"Narcissistic people, while holding themselves in high regard, constantly make their own self-appraisal apparent through eccentricity and zeal," says Erika Carlson and her colleagues in the Department Psychology of Washington University in St. Louis.

The team unexpectedly found that narcissists not only acknowledge their own narcissism; they also assume that their arrogance is frowned upon by others. Narcissistic people also tend to realize that they have confidence upon first impressions, but these first impressions often tend to quickly take a turn for the worst.

On the contrary, other researchers in the field think narcissists simply exaggerate how they feel about their egos. For example, narcissists might think that they are great team players in a group and believe the rest of the group holds them in high regard. …

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