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A narcissist is mentally tough – but also very insecure

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While a narcissist is known to portray a self-centred nature and is likely to put himself above others, it has been found that they are tougher mentally than others. Supporting studies confirm this, but also highlight an underlying insecurity. Yes, you heard it right. Moreover, these people feel less stressed and find themselves less vulnerable to depression as compared to others, according to a study published in the journal — Personality and Individual Differences. While narcissism may be viewed by many in society as a negative personality trait, Dr Kostas Papageorgiou, Director of the InteRRaCt Lab in the School of Psychology at Queen’s, has revealed that it could also have numerous health benefits. Dr Papageorgiou explained: “Narcissism is part of the ‘Dark Tetrad’ of personality that also includes Machiavellianism, Psychopathy and Sadism. There are two main dimensions to narcissism — …

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