Monday, April 13, 2009


Andrew Sullivan speculates that narcissism may explain blogging.

Kudos to him for unearthing this gem:

"Subclinical narcissists are happy. They are less likely to be depressed, sad or anxious, and rate their subjective well-being more highly. They're less reactive to stress, and recover more rapidly from it. Mild narcissism also seems to help people recover from accidents or other trauma—it gives them an unrealistic sense of their own invulnerability, and they believe that they will be able to handle whatever else life throws at them."

Or, as Ted Turner put it, "If I only had a little humility, I'd be perfect."
Read the full fascinating article in Carl Vogel's,A Field Guide To Narcissism. It's pretty funny even if you see traces of yourself.

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