Never miss a great news story!
Get instant notifications from Economic Times
AllowNot now


You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings.
The Economic Times
11,625.3036.95
Stock Analysis, IPO, Mutual Funds, Bonds & More

Narcissists less likely to support democracy, believe only strong leaders can run countries

Narcissists have lower tolerance of diverse political opinions.

PTI|
Dec 06, 2018, 08.01 PM IST
0Comments
Getty Images
men-Narcissism_GettyImages
LONDON: Narcissists are more likely to not support democracies and believe that countries would be better run by strong leaders or the military, a study has found.

Researchers from the University of Kent in the UK suggest that narcissists tend to feel entitled and superior to others, which results in lower tolerance of diverse political opinions.

In contrast, people who take a positive, non-defensive self-view and trust others are more likely to show support for democracy, the study found.

The study, published in the British Journal of Social Psychology, consisted of two parts that analysed the relationship between different types of self-evaluation - narcissism and self-esteem - and support for democracy in the US and Poland.
men-Narcissism1_GettyImages

The team set out to understand the psychological mechanisms driving support for democracy.

They built on previous research which demonstrated that basic personality traits can predict broader opinions about the organisation of the social world.

"The jury is out on whether the new generations are becoming more narcissistic than previous ones, but it is important to monitor how societal changes can affect the self," said Aleksandra Cichocka, from University of Kent in the UK.

Ron Gutman And Other CEOs Who Were Fired For Their Toxic Leadership

of 6
Next
Prev
Play Slideshow

No Margin For Toxic Leadership

16 May, 2018
Ron Gutman, CEO of the startup HealthTap, was fired earlier this month for ‘toxicity’ in the workplace. Here are others who were booted for creating an unhealthy work environment. (Image: Shannon Tellis)
Next

"We need to make sure we are not fostering feelings of entitlement or expectations of special treatment," said Cichocka.

"In the end, these processes may have important implications for our social and political attitudes," she said.

Positive-Thinking Quotes By Ratan Tata, Indra Nooyi & Satya Nadella To Be A Great Leader

of 13
Next
Prev
Play Slideshow

Secret To Success

13 Sep, 2018
They say 'happy person makes a great leader'. And, these big bosses prove it time and again. Across India and around the world, honchos like Ratan Tara, Indra Nooyi, Satya Nadella, Warren Buffett, Jack Ma and Bill Gates have proved their leadership skills. On Positive Thinking Day, here are some amazing quotes by the leaders of change that will inspire you in the best way possible.
Next

0Comments
Want stories like this in your inbox? Sign up for the daily ET Panache newsletter.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Also Read

Narcissists less likely to support democracy: Study

It is high time you stopped playing an empath to a narcissist

Narcissists more likely to post revenge porn online

21 signs that you're a narcissist

Comments
Add Your Comments
Commenting feature is disabled in your country/region.
Download The Economic Times Business News App for Live Elections News & Results, Latest News in Business, Share Market & More.

Other useful Links


Follow us on


Download et app


Copyright © 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service