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12 September 2011

Narcissists make horrible bosses

Narcissists' too-high opinion of themselves means they don't make good business or political leaders, according to a new study.

High opinions of themselves may help them rise to the top, but once there, they fail to listen to others.

The researchers' study of 150 people who were asked to make decisions in groups of three showed that narcissists' self-centeredness impeded the free and creative exchange of ideas, which is a crucial part of effective group decision-making and performance.

Narcissistic leaders are self-centred

 
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