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Are Narcissists Able to Tell the Truth About Themselves?

The concern over narcissists, and their tendency to “fake good,” or answer in ways intended to cover up their real personalities, led University of Georgia psychologist Chelsea Sleep and colleagues (2017) to investigate. The research teams noted that “although narcissism is associated with self-enhancement and potentially distorted or inaccurate perceptions about the self, relatively little is known about whether these narcissistic traits affect the validity of responding on psychological questionnaires” (p. 1060). This is a rather puzzling situation because you might think the first step a researcher would take when investigating people known for such self-aggrandizing, who additionally lack little insight about themselves, would be to check out their tendencies to lie on questionnaires.



Living the dream in SW France-Retired Love Swimming, Rambling, Labrador's, Pilates, Photography, Astronomy, Reiki, Travelling. Currently studying Psychology, and member of NAAP. I believe in truth, honesty, karma and integrity! KEEPING IT REAL - No one likes someone who lies and lives a different life on social media than they do in real life. ≧◔◡◔≦

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