Apparently two USC psychologists received a grant from the Center for Obvious Studies, and subjected some celebrities to a “narcissistic personality inventory” test. You won’t believe the results.

Are you sitting down?

“It was people like that — actors, comedians, musicians and reality TV contestants — who emerged as the most narcissistic of all,” said Pinsky. “The fewer real-life skills they had, the louder they tend to be in their attempts to hold on to attention.”

Pinsky said: “Vanity is only part of it. They crave attention, are over-confident of their abilities, lack empathy and can behave erratically. But they are often admired and well liked, especially on a first meeting, and perform well in public.”

That last part describes politicians pretty well, too.

Right now I am so tempted to link that sad picture of John Kerry eating alone…

Nah.

He added: “We have also found striking differences between the celebrities and their jobs — the more real-life skills they have, such as musicians, the less narcissistic they are.

“In Hollywood they may have found a place that rewards their need for attention.”

Nope. Not gonna do it.

Wouldn’t be prudent.