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The easiest narcissist detector ever

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in Leaders & Managers,People Management

Turns out it’s easy to find out if someone is a narcissist. All you have to do is ask during a job interview.

Ohio State University researchers found that asking the question outright yielded pretty much the same result as conducting a 40-question diagnostic test.

For the study, subjects were asked, “To what extent do you agree with this statement: I am a narcissist.”

Those who agreed with the statement also identified as narcissists in the 40-question test, and displayed traits, such as low empathy, that match the definition of a narcissist as someone who is egotistical, self-centered and vain.

Of course, the single question can’t completely replace the full test, but hey, would you need to go any further in the hiring process?

—Adapted from “How to identify a narcissist with one simple question,” Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times.

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