The New Scientist has an interesting article about narcissists:
Narcissistic people do not make pleasant colleagues, but they perform better than average at tasks that would daunt others, according to new US research.
Psychologists consider narcissism to pathological. It's a mental disorder. Does that make sense in light of these findings?
Could it be then, that far from being a "personality disorder," that narcissists simply have a better self-understanding?
What is pathological about considering yourself better than others when, in fact, you are better than others?
We might say excessive self-love is indecent. But that's a moral judgment, isn't it?
How many "personality disorders" are influenced by moral judgments? Homosexuality used to be listed as a psychological disorder. Gays are crazy, according to shrinks.
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