The key to happiness is simple, only care about yourself. A new study shows that narcissists, who have an inflated sense of self-importance and disregard others, are less likely to be depressed and stressed out than normal people. Researchers with Queen’s University Belfast looked at 700 adults with the personality disorder to determine why they appear to thrive in society.
Among their toxic traits, narcissists engage in risky behavior, have grand delusions about themselves, show little empathy for others and don’t often experience much shame or guilt, the study said. The study determined that narcissists are “mentally tough” and often oblivious to shame – and as such, are less likely to exhibit stress or depression. While of course, not all dimensions of narcissism are good, certain aspects can lead to positive outcomes.