Grandiose narcissists reject experts, study finds

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/11/12/grandiose-narcissists-reject-experts-study-finds.html

Now, @frauenfelder, playing armchair psychiatrist is violation of the BBS TOS. :smirk:

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Hey nobody’s saying DT is definitely a raging sociopathic narcissist… just that he seems to check all the boxes describing one.

:wink:

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Oh, so that’s what the experts say is it…well, we’ll just have to wait and see. I’ve got some very good sources telling me otherwise.

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Well, there are ALTERNATIVE experts, you know

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Does anyone else feel hugely skeptical of information like this? How in the world do you conduct a study comparing risk-aversion between people with narcissistic tendencies and a control group?

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Definitively cutting a grandiose narcissist out of my life six years ago was one of the best and most gratifying decisions I ever made. For some reason, I get the sense that 10s of millions of Americans have a similar feeling these days.

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Anyone we know?

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…for this study, 252 people were recruited from the pool of American English-speaking people who are both aware of and actively participate in Amazon’s Mechanical Turk service. The resulting pool was 69% white and 95% college educated. The test participants reported annual income of $60,000-$90,000, but were also willing to take a lengthy pschological test for $1.80 in total compensation.

This seems like a solid base from which to extrapolate about humanity. /s

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You seem pretty irate about this topic, yo.

Tomorrow, there probably will be yet another study to counter this one.

But why are you using a picture of Trump? None of that sounds anything like him.

/s for those who need it.

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Sounds legit.

But the results sound pretty obvious, so the $1.80 was probably wasted.

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People are always hating on us narcissists, but I think you’ll find that just about everything we get blamed for is actually caused by the incompetence of the people around us.

Follow me on Twitter for at least a hundred tweets a day just like this!

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You joke, but…

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Fearfully, sadly, and — for many — tragically, all too well.

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As Adam said, “I reject your reality, and substitute my own.” Which works until you are FIRED!

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Would you advise that we outright “reject experts”?

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The Eysenck Newsletter Journal of Human Biodiversity “Personality & Individual Differences” has a history of stovepiping utter shite, so take any paper there with caution.

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Obviously not! I reject that these people are experts.

Joking aside, I have reservations about psychology in general. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Replication_crisis#In_psychology

How is it “obvious?”

Especially these days, when some people seem to believe in the most implausible, unbelievable things…

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