01 March 2007

Narcissism index goes through roof

In the latest research abusing the younger (US) generation, it's revealed that their scores on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (questions like "If I ruled the world, it would be a better place") have been heading skywards since 1982. The researchers say "narcissists tend to lack empathy, react aggressively to criticism and favor self-promotion over helping others."

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am involved in a project that is examining these findings, it turns out that the sample she used is biased and the mean differences are not significantly different than those reported by raskin & terry from the late 80's. Great example of bad research.

5:30 AM  
Blogger Cathy Legg said...

Interesting - thanks for posting. Can you (or anyone) give us any references to more authoritative studies?

4:05 PM  

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