The adage that says, birds of the same feathers flock together, might not be far from being correct. Psychologists confirm this to be true when it comes to relationships. That stereotypical sense of wanting to date your soulmate who tends to have all your tastes and preferences. We all want to be there. Whatever. According to new research, narcissists prefer being in a relationship with other narcissists, too.
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Narcissism Vs Romance
The new research which appeared in the journal Personality and Individual Differences found that narcissists tend to date narcissists. The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Warsaw in Poland, led by psychologist Marcin Zajenkowski. He and colleagues found evidence for what they dubbed “assortative mating” — the tendency of wanting date people possess similar traits like (you guessed it) yourself.
The team sample a study group of 150 Polish heterosexual couples
and categorized them according to their personality traits.
But specifically, people (couples) who were deemed as being narcissistic were more likely to be with partners who were also deemed as narcissistic. And the same was also true for people who were not narcissistic. However, previous studies showed that such a relationship might exist, and this new study seems to have confirmed the hypothesis.
“We confirmed our hypothesis of assortative mating for narcissism which is consistent with previous findings,” the researchers stated. “Thus, our results corroborate the broader compatibility literature in the area of romantic relationships, as well as the literature specific to narcissism and compatibility. Narcissists look for prospective partners similar to themselves — that is, self-oriented rather than other-oriented.”
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Written by: Nana Kwadwo, Sat, Apr 09, 2022.