In the News: Covert Narcissism and Boredom

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In an article featured on, Zaria Gorvett explores why some people get bored faster than others. Certain personality traits and disorders including covert narcissism can play a part. Gorvett writes:

One is narcissism – not the ordinary kind, in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and greatness, characteristic of certain politicians, but “covert narcissism”. This type involves people feeling like they’re fabulously talented, but they aren’t being given due credit for it…No one knows for sure what explains the link, but an early theory is that, if there’s a gap between your natural abilities and your goals, you are setting yourself up for failure – and this leads to feelings of disenchantment and boredom. Another is that once a covert narcissist has received the empty approval they crave from the people around them, they will lose interest and become bored.


Read “What the mysterious boredom divide teaches us” here

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Jillian Bietz

Jillian Bietz is a writer and editor who enjoys doing in-depth research and exploring a wide-range of topics including all facets of mental health and wellness. She is the editor for My Voice Can Speak.

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