Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the sickest of them all? A new study says it might be the guys who are always looking in the mirror!
We all remember those guys who were popular the second they walked into a room. They were probably also the "love 'em and leave 'em" type who seemed too cool for just about everyone.
Psychologists call this personality type narcissism, which describes people who feel self-important and constantly need to stand out in a crowd. And although Narcissistic Nick usually makes a huge splash at the party, he's a far less desirable romantic partner because he "plays games," prefers people who boost his ego and has trouble with commitment.
Sound familiar, ladies?
But if all of this reminds you of an old flame you'd rather forget, perhaps what goes around does come back around. That's because researchers have discovered that some men who score higher on a narcissism personality test may also have significantly higher levels of the stress marker cortisol in their saliva, according to a new study of around 80 female and 30 male college-age students. But what does the big man on campus have to worry about? Having too many friends?