They have the power to charm the pants off of you -- sometimes literally -- which means they breed a lot, leaving plenty of little narcissists behind. The question is how to deal with them. People who are not narcissists may find these traits less appealing, according to the researchers. Interestingly, the effect of narcissism similarity was stronger among male friends. As the study's authors concluded, "narcissists of a feather flock together.
Narcissists are the kudzu of the human condition -- a rapidly proliferating species that shows up anywhere, thrives everywhere and resists all attempts to wipe them out.
This Is The Only Personality Type That Enjoys Being With Narcissists
Here are five places narcissists lurk -- and what you should do when you find them. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. And yes, there's a genetic component to the condition. But it seems that those who are narcissistic are more tolerant of narcissistic behaviors in their friends -- and may also reinforce this behavior in each other. You might think that a group of narcissists would be constantly competing with each other for attention. While narcissists may seem to be highly confident, in reality their actions are often driven by deep insecurity. Narcissists are the kudzu of the human condition -- a rapidly proliferating species that shows up anywhere, thrives everywhere and resists all attempts to wipe them out.