Status Update: You're A Narcissist

Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Living

You may want to think twice before hitting the update button on your next Facebook post. You might come across a little narcissistic. That’s accordi...

Overconfidence Works Even Better Than Confidence Does

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada Living

Between two people of equal talent, over-confidence may be the deciding factor in who will be more influential, even if it's pure self-deception, acco...

Want To Figure Out If Someone Is A Narcissist? Just Ask

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Living

Researchers in the U.S. conducted 11 experiments involving a grand total of 2,200 participants and found that identifying narcissists is as simple as ...

These People Have A Big Advantage In Job Interviews

CBC | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Business

Narcissists or shameless self-promoters do better in job interviews than more modest personalities, a study by University of British Columbia research...

In Defense of Selfies

Lauren Messervey | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

If I may be honest, I love taking selfies. I think if you like how you look one day, you have the right to show it. You have the right to like it on Facebook. By God, if others like it, they have the right to like it on Facebook too, and you have the right to like them for liking it. If a selfie makes you happy, take it and tweet, Instragram and Facebook the holy hell out of it!

Are Hovering Parents Breeding Narcissistic Kids?

BabyPost | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada Living

A new study suggests that because we played outside, away from our parents' sight, we were likely a generation of fewer narcissists. That's because, according to the study, free play breeds empathy and lack of it removes a valuable learning opportunity for children to care about what other children think and feel.

How To Know If You're Dating A Narcissist

Natasha Koifman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

They often behave how they think they should, not how they really feel. This kind of pretense can include false modesty, politeness and courtesy... but also pompousness and extroversion. Narcissists surround themselves with sycophants and admirers. The flipside of this is that narcissists have incredible envy of other people's successes.

5 Signs Your Divorce Will be High Conflict (And How to Survive)

Susan Valentine | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Living
Susan Valentine

Divorce is ranked above going to jail or losing a family member as the second most stressful life event you can face. In fact, the death of a spouse or child are the only events considered more stressful. And yet, this doesn't even take into account what divorce is like for those who are separating from someone with a high-conflict personality.

SavvyMom Roundup: Tech Timeout, Social Media Narcissism and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

A tech family challenge, First World problems are not so bad, social media and narcissism, Father's Day and finding happiness -- that's what caught my attention this week.

Social Media: An Epidemic of Narcissism

Nicole Forrester | Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada Living
Nicole Forrester

The problem with social media is it's pretty narcissistic. The various social media channels seem to beckon for updates such as "What's going on? Where you have been?" But what is the motivation? Are we genuinely sharing? Or, is this our centre stage?

You Say Facebook, I Say Fakebook

Marc Skulnick | Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada
Marc Skulnick

If you're thinking, "Well, if Facebook bores you that much, don't use it," believe me, I've tried. I "deactivated" my account, but a couple of months later you're curious to see what everyone has been up to and log on, ostensibly to have a quick nose about.