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Job Interview – Narcissists perform best study finds

Job applicants with narcissistic personalities are more successful than equally qualified candidates who act more modestly, according to a new study. Job Interview

The research also found that applicants from countries with cultures that place greater emphasis on humility may find it tougher to land a job.

The study, which was conducted at the University of British Columbia, comprised of 72 participants who were videotaped as they simulated the role of a job applicant.

Before participants were placed in the job interview scenarios, researchers used questionnaires to measure their levels of narcissism.

Videotapes of the interviews were later scored by a team of raters. They observed that narcissists tended to talk about themselves, make eye contact, joke around and ask the interviewers more questions. As a result, the study found that people rated narcissists as more attractive candidates for positions.

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