What if a simple one-question test could “out” the narcissists in your workplace?
Of course, maybe they don’t need to be outed; their behavior often does it for them. PsychCentral.com defines Narcissistic Personality Disorder this way:
Narcissistic Personality Disorder is characterized by a long-standing pattern of grandiosity (either in fantasy or actual behavior), an overwhelming need for admiration, and usually a complete lack of empathy toward others. People with this disorder often believe they are of primary importance in everybody’s life or to anyone they meet.…People with narcissistic personality disorder often display snobbish, disdainful, or patronizing attitudes.
Narcissism has been typically identified via multi-question diagnostic instruments. But now a team of researchers suggests that all we have to do is ask and we shall receive. Rachel Feltman reports on this study for the Washington Post:
To find a narcissist, just ask them all to stand up. According to a new study (based on…
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