Speed dating psychology study
For men, it was entirely explained by extroversion.
Male narcissists tended to score higher in extraversion, and once the appealing influence of extraversion was factored out, narcissism offered nothing more.
” If you’re thinking any of this, then you are probably one of the most resilient people.
You have suffered, you have struggled, you have waded through a seemingly unstoppable tide of difficulty – and you have survived.
The word “resilient” might bring to mind all of the struggles and setbacks that have plagued you in your life.
To test this, Emanuel Jauk and his colleagues had 46 women and 44 men (average age 23; all heterosexual) fill out personality questionnaires, including measures of the Dark Triad traits, and then take part in speed dating sessions, such that every man and woman in the study enjoyed a three-minute date with each other.
The participants filled out score cards for each person they met, including how attractive a prospect they found them for different relationships (friendship, one-night-stand, "friend with benefits" and long-term romance), and whether they'd like to see them again., show that men who scored higher in narcissism were rated by women as more appealing for short-term trysts and longer-term commitment, but not as friends.
By contrast, for women, narcissism correlated with physical attractiveness (as rated by four judges who didn't take part in the dating), and once the appealing influence of physical attractiveness was controlled for, narcissism added nothing.
Ditto for women's psychopathy – the appeal was all down to the fact that psychopathy correlated with physical attractiveness.