This Is The Only Personality Type That Enjoys Being With Narcissists
Narcissists don’t make the most pleasant friends or dinner guests — they’re self-absorbed, arrogant and have little concern for others — but according to a new study, there’s one particular personality type that does enjoy being around narcissists.
If you assumed that the only kind of person who could not only tolerate but enjoy being around narcissists is another narcissist, you were right.
The research, which was conducted by psychologists in Berlin and published in the March issue of the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, found that narcissists tend to flock together.
Narcissism is characterized by qualities including entitlement, arrogance, a heightened sense of self-importance, self-obsession and a lack of empathy.
While narcissists may seem to be highly confident, in reality their actions are often driven by deep insecurity. Their excessive need for approval is typically the result of an overly negative self-image.
For the study, the researchers asked 290 pairs of best friends to complete assessments of the “Big Five” personality traits — extraversion, agreeableness, neuroticism, openness to experience, conscientiousness — as well as the “Dark Triad” of personality traits —Machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy.