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Friday, June 1st, 2018

 

Your eyebrows could reveal how narcissistic you are.

Identifying a narcissist is a handy skill, and these scientists have made it a bit easier by finding that the key to pinpointing a narcissist is… their eyebrows? That’s right, apparently the “distinctiveness” of someone’s eyebrows (for example, how thick or dense they are) is the main cue that they are suffering from “grandiose narcissism”. And speaking of distinctive eyebrows… “OBJECTIVE: Though initially charming and inviting, narcissists often engage in negative interpersonal behaviors. Identifying and avoiding narcissists therefore carries adaptive value. Whereas past research has found that people can judge others’Read More


Will Down syndrome save humanity?

This is something that for most of my life was largely irrelevant.  Maybe it is for you as well.  But when you’re holding your precious child in your arms and hear that 90% of people like her who are discovered in the womb will not be born – you’re kind of forced to think about these things. That number I heard 8 years ago has been under some debate, and recent studies now put it at around 70-75% of pregnancies in the US.  I’m happy to see that smaller number,Read More


Will Down syndrome save humanity?

How do you measure the worth of a life?  Last year a Dutch man sat at a table with a Danish filmmaker to have a talk about perspectives.  The man is Sjoerd, a portly guy who appears to be in his 40s with an amiable, thoughtful face.  You like him immediately.  He begins the conversation with a question – “I have Down syndrome, what do people in Denmark think about me?” This should be interesting.  In Denmark, 98% of pregnancies testing positive for Down syndrome end in abortion.  And almost everyRead More


8 Signs You’re Attracted To Narcissists

You’re Sceptical If Everything They Say Is True Granted, they’ll probably be more refined with their fibs than the cast of the The Big Bang Theory, but if you get a sneaky suspicion that it’s all a bit too good to be true – it probably is. Narcissists put self-inflation above reality and truth, both of which are boring to them “It’s often very hard to get a sense of the truth with a narcissist,” seconds Toby. “A narcissist will be cavalier with the truth – all that counts is thatRead More


8 Signs You’re Attracted To Narcissists

“It’s hard, as a mental health professional, not to spot potential mental health issues with certain posts on Instagram,” he admits. Red alert no.1 are outfit shots accompanied by a caption asking, ‘What do you all think?’ “This shows validation-seeking behavior,” he continues. “Many clients come to me saying that they suspect the person they are interested in is very insecure. As we go through their social media and find multiple posts of this nature, one can easily extrapolate that they are either insecure and/or validation junkies. Shutterstock/Look Studio There’s nothing wrongRead More


8 Signs You’re Attracted To Narcissists

Some psychologists believe narcissism has risen as fast as obesity rates in the last 10 years (hello selfie culture). Here’s how to spot one before it’s too late.   Working that gym mirror like you’re Derek Zoolander is one thing, but 7.7% of men and 4.8% of women go on to develop Narcissistic Personality Disorder during their lifetime, says research in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Worse still, the authors of The Narcissism Epidemic, psychologists Jean Twenge and W. Keith Campbell, believe that incidences of narcissistic personality traits – such as exhibitionism, vanity andRead More