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Narcissism Driven by Insecurity, Not Grandiose Sense of Self, New Psychology Research Shows

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  • Narcissistic behaviours like self-congratulation on social media (ie flexing, for the cool kids) have always perplexed researchers, and this study sheds new light.
  • Being a narcissist seems to be a defense mechanism for coping with insecurities, a way to cover up your low self-worth - unfortunately it makes others like us less.
  • The study is limited though, because it was just a test on a computer taken by 300 participants.

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