Recessions take a lasting toll on narcissism

Hard economic times dent young adults’ self-regard for decades

SELF ADJUSTMENTS  This graph shows changes in average national unemployment rates (from a low of 4.28 percent to a high of 7.73 percent) during young adulthood for volunteers in a new study, by year of birth. Those who faced peaks of unemployment were less narcissistic later in life than those who encountered the best employment prospects.

Bianchi/Psychological Science 2014

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