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Researchers are finding that narcissistic traits in some people aren't that bad after all. For teens and emerging adults, narcissism may even help them wade through the uncertain waters of adulthood. The research, featured in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, stems from the idea that narcissism is complex and often changes throughout a person's life. Previous findings revealed that narcissism can be beneficial, but the authors wanted to know more about when in a person's life this might be the case (and when it might not).
Originally posted by Firewater
Reminds me of a quote i find myself using as a mantra on almost a daily basis...
"HE WHO ANGERS YOU, CONTROLS YOU."
A simple truth that many will initially strongly disagree with. Then ultimately proves itself to be true via the ensuing (usually brief) argument.
then and then
Evolution by Mistake
In nature, it turns out, many new traits that, for example, enable their bearers to conquer new habitats, start out as blunders: mistakes made by cells that result in altered proteins with changed properties or functions that are new altogether, even when there is nothing wrong with the gene itself. Sometime later, one of these mistakes can get into the gene and become more permanent.
Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by rwfresh
Imagine how I felt when I realized that my ex wife was right after all... I was a stuck up hypocrite! The fun part is that I'd send her some flowers and an apology letter - but she cleaned me out and now I can't afford to.