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    Default Narcissists Tend to Become Leaders

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    Narcissists Tend to Become Leaders
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    Narcissists like to be in charge, so it stands to reason that a new study shows individuals who are overconfident about their abilities are most likely to step in as leaders, be they politicians or power brokers.


    However, their initiative doesn't mean they are the best leaders. The study also found narcissists don't outperform others in leadership roles.


    Narcissists tend to be egotistical types who exaggerate their talents and abilities, and lack empathy for others. The researchers stress that narcissism is not the same as high self-esteem.


    "A person with high self-esteem is confident and charming, but they also have a caring component and they want to develop intimacy with others," said lead researcher Amy Brunell, a psychologist at Ohio State University at Newark. "Narcissists have an inflated view of their talents and abilities and are all about themselves. They don't care as much about others."


    She added, "It's not surprising that narcissists become leaders. They like power, they are egotistical, and they are usually charming and extraverted. But the problem is, they don't necessarily make better leaders."
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    I'd better say that they (like to) THINK they are the leaders.
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    Leadership comes from strength and internal integrity. Narcissists excel at presenting the appearance of strength. They excel at presenting the appearance of anything desirable. Unfortunately, this ability means that it can be difficult to both identify and counter them. Maybe we should use some sort of evaluation to measure moral strength and integrity?
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    They also tend to become serial killers.
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    They need to be liked too much to be serial killers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    They need to be liked too much to be serial killers.
    That's what I would assume, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Synarch View Post
    They need to be liked too much to be serial killers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Usehername View Post
    That's what I would assume, too.
    No, they have the capacity to be serial killers. You must understand that the ways a person feeds their own sense of superiority is varried and complex. Further more, many serial killers are very well liked in their public lives.

    In the case of both leaders and serial killers, however, sociopaths are more common than narcissists.
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