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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.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Narcissists perform best in job interviews according to study – Telegraph.

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