Posts Tagged ‘Narcissism’

Church of England plans to test aspiring clergy for skills, aptitude — and narcissism

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Responding to growing concern about the kinds of priests the Church of England is attracting, Anglican leaders are considering expanding its assessments of clergy candidates to include more rigorous psychological testing. Anxiety about the quality of those who aspire to become clergy is rooted in the series of child sex abuse scandals that have emerged from Anglicanism’s Read more

Narcissism makes people put makeup on their souls, Pope tells youth

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Narcissism is like looking into a deceitful mirror, Pope Francis told a group during an audience at the Vatican. Challenging what he calls the ‘the sickness of the mirror,’ he said it sees many people drawn into a prolonged self-reflection. This “produces sadness, because you live worried about putting makeup on your soul everyday to Read more

ADHD, or childhood narcissism?

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

In a typical American classroom, there are nearly as many diagnosable cases of ADHD as there are of the common cold. In 2008, researchers from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University found that almost 10 percent of children use cold remedies at any given time. The latest statistics out of the Centers for Disease Read more

Define Narcissist: Someone with lots of Facebook friends

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

New research shows the more Facebook friends you have the more unhappier you are likely to be. The researchers go as far as to establish a direct link between the number of friends you have on Facebook and the degree to which you are a “socially disruptive” narcissist. The study defines a narcissist as: a pervasive pattern Read more

Study: A Generation’s Vanity, Heard Through Lyrics

Friday, May 6th, 2011

A couple of years ago, as his fellow psychologists debated whether narcissism was increasing, Nathan DeWall heard Rivers Cuomo singing to a familiar 19th-century melody. Mr. Cuomo, the lead singer and guitarist for the rock band Weezer, billed the song as “Variations on a Shaker Hymn.” Where 19th-century Shakers had sung ” ‘Tis the gift Read more