Although narcissists tend not to care about the societal benefits of pro-environmental activities, their attitudes change if their ‘green’ behaviours are likely to be seen and admired by others, report Iman Naderi of Fairfield University and David Strutton of the University of North Texas. For example, narcissists considered an environmentally friendly laptop computer to be more attractive when they were told it was for use in public, rather than at home (3.7 versus 2.7 on a seven-point scale). Narcissism may be on the rise in the US, the researchers say: A nationwide analysis shows that college students’ scores on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory rose steadily between 1982 and 2009.

(Source: Journal of Applied Social Psychology)

Published in Dawn, Economic & Business, June 9th, 2014


Do you have information you wish to share with Dawn.com? You can email our News Desk to share news tips, reports and general feedback. You can also email the Blog Desk if you have an opinion or narrative to share, or reach out to the Special Projects Desk to send us your Photos, or Videos.

More From This Section

Job not done

After the 18th amendment, the federal ministry of labour and manpower was disbanded.

New NFC in doldrums

Ishaq Dar had announced in his budget speech in June to start consultations over the next NFC Award in July.

Comments (0) Closed