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BigPapaSmurf
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Posted - 09/05/2006 :  11:16:41  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message
http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/09/05/prnw.20060905.LATU045.html

Get this, now apparently celebrities of all people are more narcissistic than the rest of us! My mind is blown, next thing they'll be telling us that politicians are more power hungry than the rest of us.

Seriously, do these people just have extra funding and lots of time or what.

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini

beskeptigal
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USA
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Posted - 09/05/2006 :  15:23:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
"groundbreaking study"

That is definitely a laughable description.
Edited by - beskeptigal on 09/05/2006 15:23:58
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HalfMooner
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Philippines
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Posted - 09/05/2006 :  15:40:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
quote:
The NPI test divides narcissism into seven components: superiority, exhibitionism, entitlement, vanity, authority, exploitiveness, and entitlement.
Yeah, seven components. Not to mention entitlement, vanity, and entitlement.


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Dave W.
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USA
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Posted - 09/05/2006 :  20:51:16   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Look at the fine print, HalfMooner:
Funding for this study was provided in part by the USC Department of Redundancy Department of the University of Southern California which partially provided funding for this study.
That explains it.

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 09/05/2006 :  21:36:56   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

Look at the fine print, HalfMooner:
Funding for this study was provided in part by the USC Department of Redundancy Department of the University of Southern California which partially provided funding for this study.
That explains it.

In reply to that... I've got nothing.


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Cookie Parker
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Posted - 09/06/2006 :  05:37:51   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cookie Parker a Private Message

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrities have more narcissistic personality traits than the general population, and people with narcissistic tendencies seem to be attracted to the entertainment industry rather than the industry creating narcissists, according to a groundbreaking study conducted by researchers Drew Pinsky of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and S. Mark Young of the USC Marshall School of Business and the USC Annenberg School for Communication.

The study, which will be published in the Journal of Research in Personality (Elsevier), is the first systematic, empirical scholarly study of celebrity personality and was based on a standardized test of narcissistic personality traits administered to 200 celebrities



Gee....now see I thought these guys were all outter focused and great humanitarians who liked interacting closely with their public and gave not a thought to themselves....well, I was certainly fooled...

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