Narcissism

Why Is Your Boss Is So Awful? Science Has The Answer

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

If your boss is ruthless, selfish, vain and lacking social skills, it should come as no surprise, according to new research. According to scientist...

Driving the World Insane

Jackson Bliss | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jackson Bliss

Inside our cars, we stop valuing human life and simultaneously overvalue our own time and importance. And because many people who work in the city drive back to the suburbs where they spend all of their money (becoming agents of urban sprawl), cars have become the standard accessory of urban economic divestment.

Cristiano Ronaldo to Sweep Board in Fifa's Narcissist of the Year' Awards

Rob Atkinson | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

Sometimes, you catch sight of a headline and, as you feel your eyebrows heading for your hairline, you wonder to yourself: "Did I really read that right?" Such a headline caught my notice the other day. "Cristiano Ronaldo opens a museum in his own honour in Madeira, Portugal", it read.

Putting People on Pedestals

Amy Anka | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

Some parents put their child on a pedestal. In fact, some mothers place their sons upon a pedestal. They glorify them, wait on them, pander to their every need. In their eyes, they can "do no wrong". The risk with this type of behaviour is that these men will often enter into relationships assuming the world revolves around him.

The Year of the Selfie - The Demise of Humankind

Leigh Clark | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Tech
Leigh Clark

The inclusion of the word 'selfie' in the English Dictionary marks more than just the arrival of a new word, it marks the dawning of an unfortunate new era in narcissism. Einstein famously said, "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." But he's a dead dude who didn't have an iPhone, let alone Snapchat.

Are We Slaves to Our Online Selves?

Jules Evans | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jules Evans

There is a word for what the internet and social media have done to us: alienation. It means, literally, selling yourself into slavery, from the Latin for slave alienus. The word has its roots in ancient Greek philosophy, particularly in Plato and the Stoics, who warned that if you place too much value on your reputation or image, you enslave yourself to the fickle opinion of the public.

Pop Stars Posting Suggestive Photos on Twitter - Is Social Networking Making Narcissists of Us All?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Tech
Dr Raj Persaud

If narcissism is increasing, this is ominous for the mental health of future generations. It's associated with a strong sense of entitlement, which leads to unhappiness, through a sense of deprivation. Narcissists can't have proper deeper relationships because they merely seek to exploit others for their own ends - friends and lovers are always stepping stones to something better.

The Manipulative Mother

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

When I tell people I have had three scholarships in my life, 2 academic and 1 music they are impressed. When I tell them I studied piano for 12 years but stopped short of Grade 8 (the highest grade), they are impressed. When I say I won every form prize in my junior school, won competitions for speech and drama, poetry reading, the bishop chorister's award and played the lead 'Alice' in Alice in Wonderland, all before the age of 11, they ask me why I don't do any of it now? But of course I don't normally tell anyone these things. Because I didn't win them. My mother did.

Inside the Minds of the Bankers

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

What those who are trying to regulate banking don't fully grasp, is the kind of person who tends to reach the top of finance, often has a particular attitude to money, liable to land it in trouble.