The most narcissistic U.S. presidents

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The most narcissistic U.S. presidents
Dec 29, 2013

These researchers also found that, on average, presidents are more narcissistic than the average American.

Moreover, the level of grandiose narcissism in presidents has increased in recent decades.

Grandiose narcissism is a distinctive type of narcissism characterized by exhibitionism, attention-seeking, inflated demands of entitlement and denial of weaknesses.

The research team found that a generous helping of inflated self-worth is a “double-edged sword” for presidents.

when they looked at objective measures of presidential performance, researchers found that grandly narcissistic presidents won a larger share of the vote and initiated more legislation than less self-infatuated first executives.

Leaders ranking higher on this narcissism measure also were more likely to be the targets of impeachment resolutions (Richard Nixon stood sixth on the list, just behind Kennedy) and engage in unethical behavior (Bill Clinton ranked seventh).

The researchers also examined another type of narcissism called “vulnerable narcissism” and duplicated the index used to clinically diagnose narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). That measure is based on a combination of markers of grandiose and vulnerable narcissism.

No matter. Johnson still leads the presidential pack, again finishing first on the NPD index and fifth on the measure of vulnerable narcissism.

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