Narcissistic tendencies vs. narcissistic personality disorder (NPD): What’s the difference?

We deem an individual “narcissistic” when they’re overly self-centered, they make every conversation about them, and they make selfish decisions. But many of us don’t realize that there is a personality disorder characterized by overblown self-importance called narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). So, what’s the difference between having narcissistic tendencies and…

Why are men and women with dark personality traits more likely to cheat on their partners?

Few scandals are able to hurt a romantic partner more than infidelity. In most relationships, monogamy is not only an unspoken rule, it’s a requirement; without it, monogamous relationships just couldn’t exist. For some, this means forgoing monogamy, while some remain faithfully committed to the sole person of their choice….

Our purchases reveal our personality! (Video)

Our purchases say a lot about our personality, such as how materialistic we are. This, according to researchers from Gladstone and Columbia Business School.  Researchers analyzed more than 2 million spending records from over 2,000 individuals. They also administered a short personality survey that was designed to measure participants’ materialism,…

“I want to walk like you, talk like you”: dogs match their owners’ personality (Video)

We have a huge influence on our dog’s personalities. This, from a Michigan State University study that surveyed over 1,600 dog owners. Researchers asked owners to evaluate their dog’s personalities and answer questions related to the dog’s behavioral history. They also answered questions about their own personalities. The team found…

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