Skip to comments.Narcissism has a higher health cost for men
Posted on 07/14/2012 7:00:28 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot
Narcissistic males are more likely to experience long-term health problems than females with the same personality trait, new research suggests.
A new study involving men diagnosed with narcissism - which describes an inflated sense of self-importance, over-estimations of uniqueness and a sense of grandiosity - has revealed the health risks associated with this personality trait. Although conducted in a stress-free environment, the results revealed that narcissistic men had higher levels of cortisol, a hormone indicating the activation of the body's stress response system.
(snip) More than one type of narcissism
Narcissism appears to be more common in males, and individuals with narcissism can become aggressive when their perceptions of themselves are challenged. Narcissistic people have also been found to prefer to date people who will increase their self-perception rather than care for them.
"Prior work has found that the personality trait of narcissism is associated with relationship problems, but seems to have virtually no negative consequences for narcissists. They might have trouble maintaining healthy, trusting relationships, but they appear to be mentally healthy, for example, they score lower in depression and anxiety, and higher in happiness and self-esteem," said Konrath.
A handful of studies in the past have observed a link between narcissism and particularly unhealthy trait components, such as entitlement and a willingness to exploit others, and physiological changes in the body, such as cardiovascular activity or cortisol levels. However, these experiments measured the immediate level of stress or cardiovascular activity in a stressful situation. Until now, no long-term effects of narcissism on physiological health has been observed.
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"Men with unhealthy narcissism that makes them exploitative and have a sense of entitlement, may have long-term health problems."
Gee, I hope Obama gets help soon!
Our Narcissistic in chief is going to be real expensive ....
Health risks include a serious a$$-whipping from time to time.
Chicks get pedicures, etc...
O gets waxed so he can "fold-back"
and get his pedi without feeling so
Not that there is anything wrong with dat...
More pseudo-scientific crap. And, these people get paid for this sh#t! For crying-out-loud, call me when you’ve found that elusive homosexual gene!
How about AIDS and drug addiction. I would diagnosis the ONE has both!
So explain why George Soros and Jimmy Carter are still alive . . .
Your tax dollars at work.
More pseudo-scientific crap. And, these people get paid for this sh#t!Beyond the stupidity of trying to pretend you can measure narcissism is the obvious question of whether or not the cart is before the horse.
Maybe people with certain genetically inherited health risks are naturally prone to narcissism.
But having said that, I realize it's just as stupid as the original proposition.
Your description is the best. Pseudo-scientific crap.
It's more worship of the Almighty Study Grant.
It's the one over there, on the left.
Faggots hardest hit.
The psychiatric definition of narcissism seems to be confused with egomania, which is quite a different thing. Freud has an essay on narcissism which is very interesting, and consistent with the idea of the Greek myth. The narcissist is self-involved, and does not seek the approval of others. Freud notes that the narcissist can be attractive to others, like a tiger or a beautiful woman, precisely because of this air of self-satisfaction.
Well, you can go round and round with it.
Yeah, it’s good to be a Tsar!
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