Narcissistic Adolescents May Perform Better in School

Narcissistic Adolescents May Perform Better in School

A researcher at Queen's University Belfast suggests that the growing rate of narcissism in society could be linked with school achievement. He discovered that adolescents who score high on certain aspects of subclinical narcissism may be more mentally tough and can perform better at school. In the study, 340 adolescent students, taking part in the Multi-Cohort Investigation into Learning and Educational Success study (MILES), were recruited from three different Italian high schools in the Milan Province. The researcher explains: "Narcissism is considered as a socially malevolent trait and it is part of the Dark Triad of personality traits -- narcissism,...

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