Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Narcissism May Benefit the Young, Researchers Report; But Older Adults? Not So Much

ScienceDaily (Aug. 10, 2011) — We all know one, or think we do: the person whose self-regard seems out of proportion to his or her actual merits. Popular culture labels these folks "narcissists," almost always a derogatory term. But a new study suggests that some forms of narcissism are -- at least in the short term -- beneficial, helping children navigate the difficult transition to adulthood.
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