Tag: narcissism

Sexual Narcissism

February 16, 2017
Sexual Narcissism

Studies of narcissists have shown that they score low in both relationship and sexual satisfaction. Since narcissists are dedicated to maximizing their own satisfaction, and because they tend to have more sexual partners, their reporting lower sexual satisfaction appears counterintuitive. This question led to the development of a specific Sexual Narcissism Scale. What is sexual narcissism? “With […]

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Is Playing Hard-to-Get a Good Dating Strategy?

December 15, 2016
Is Playing Hard-to-Get a Good Dating Strategy?

In the paper Playing Hard-to-Get: Manipulating One’s Perceived Availability as a Mate, researchers Jonason and Li looked at dating from a Supply-side Economics perspective. This dictates that scarcity in the supply of a good increases its price. Playing Hard-to-Get (HTG) is an attempt to create the impression of limited availability in hopes of driving up one’s perceived value. […]

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Redemption For a Douchebag?

May 12, 2016
Redemption For a Douchebag?

Bessie writes: Dear Susan, I’ve been in a relationship with Jacob for two months, and he’s always treated me very well. However, I recently discovered that he has treated other girls in the past like a “douchebag” would (including leading them on and using them for sex). I don’t doubt that he loves me and cares […]

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The Male Body Type Women Desire Most

November 12, 2015
The Male Body Type Women Desire Most

I’ve never understood why guys try to bulk up in hopes of attracting more women. The young women I have worked with are turned off by bulging biceps and popping pectorals. Yet guys with that kind of physique strut like peacocks. Not long ago, when dadbods took the internet by storm, I ran a poll to see which type […]

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Escaping The Narcissist Monster

September 8, 2014
Escaping The Narcissist Monster

The Narcissist monster belongs under your bed, not in it. Tomorrow marks the publication of a new book by Jeffrey Kluger, senior editor and science writer at Time magazine: The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed-in Your World.  Kluger points out that we’re all sociopaths in the beginning: […]

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