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Collectivistic Societies Are More Narcissistic Than Individualistic Societies

By Beth Ellwood writing for PsyPost



People living in collectivistic cultures (Asia and Africa) report higher levels of the narcissism facets of leadership/authority and grandiose exhibitionism compared to people from individualistic cultures (USA, Europe, Australia/Oceania). These findings come from a study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.


People from societies with increased individualism are assumed to be more narcissistic, yet previous research has produced highly contradictory results.


Read the full article at PsyPost and read the full study at ScienceDirect.