Are narcissists aware they are narcissists?
Via Scott Barry Kaufman:
Those scoring high in narcissism tended to rate themselves as more intelligent, physically attractive, likeable and funny than others. Interestingly, they also rated themselves as having higher levels of negative aspects of narcissism, such as being power-oriented, impulsive, arrogant and prone to exaggerate their abilities! Therefore, narcissists are aware they are narcissists.
There was also a strong positive correlation between narcissism and having a reputation for narcissism: narcissists were definitely perceived as narcissists. While other people didn’t think the narcissists were nearly as hot as the narcissists thought they were, the narcissists were well aware of their reputation.
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