Science: Celebrities Narcissistic, Vain, Lack “Real-Life Skills”
posted at 4:38 am on December 31, 2006 by see-dubya
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…
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.