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Jun
02

Is reality TV making narcissism the new normal?

A new study shows an association between reality television viewing and increased scores on scales measuring narcissistic tendencies. Although reality TV viewership alone was not a statistically significant predictor of higher scores on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI), trends emerged suggesting a potential relationship between narcissistic traits and types of reality TV viewership, particularly purely voyeuristic and, to some extent, skills-based shows. The results were presented at the American Psychiatric Association’s 2013 Annual Meeting. (Source: Medscape)