Narcissism Especially Bad for Men’s Health, Study Says

Published: January 23, 2012 5:41 PM

By Maureen Salamon
 HealthDay Reporter

Quick ReadTraits such as entitlement, exploitativeness may raise levels of stress hormone

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d81da image Narcissism Especially Bad for Mens Health, Study Says

The inflated sense of self-importance common to narcissism can be toxic to relationships, but a new study suggests the personality trait may also harm men’s health.

Researchers from the Universities of Michigan and Virginia determined that men who scored high on two destructive narcissistic traits — entitlement and exploitativeness — had markedly higher levels than others of cortisol, a…

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