Narcissists less likely to support democracy

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New research suggests that people with a narcissistic self-view are more likely to demonstrate lower support for democracy.

  • University of Kent
  • EurekAlert!

They are also more likely to feel that democracies are not good in maintaining order, or that it would be better if countries were run by strong leaders or the military.

The research, which was co-led by psychologists at the University of Kent, suggests this is probably because narcissists tend to feel entitled and superior to others, which results in lower tolerance of…

In contrast, people who take a positive, non-defensive self-view and trust others are more likely to show support for democracy, the…

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