Tuesday February 25, 2020

People with Narcissistic Traits Less Likely to Suffer From Depression

Key finding of a research was that grandiose narcissism can increase mental toughness and this can help to offset symptoms of depression

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Narcissistic can increase mental toughness and this can help to offset symptoms of depression. Pixabay

Researchers from the Queen’s University Belfast have found that people who have grandiose Narcissistic Traits were more likely to be “mentally tough”, feel less stressed and also less vulnerable to depression.

While narcissism may be viewed by many in society as a negative personality trait, the researchers have revealed that it could also have benefits, according to the study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.

“Narcissism is part of the ‘Dark Tetrad’ of personality that also includes Machiavellianism, Psychopathy and Sadism. There are two main dimensions to narcissism – grandiose and vulnerable,” said study researcher Kostas Papageorgiou.

“Vulnerable narcissists are likely to be more defensive and view the behaviour of others as hostile whereas grandiose narcissists usually have an over inflated sense of importance and a preoccupation with status and power.”

According to the researchers, individuals high on the spectrum of dark traits, such as narcissism, engage in risky behaviour, hold an unrealistic superior view of themselves, are overconfident, show little empathy for others, and have little shame or guilt.

The papers include three independent studies each involving more than 700 adults in total and highlights some positive sides of narcissism, such as resilience against symptoms of psychopathology.

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Researchers from the Queen’s University Belfast have found that people who have grandiose Narcissistic Traits were more likely to be “mentally tough”, feel less stressed and also less vulnerable to depression. Pixabay

A key finding of the research was that grandiose narcissism can increase mental toughness and this can help to offset symptoms of depression.

It also found that people who score high on grandiose narcissism have lower levels of perceived stress and are therefore less likely to view their life as stressful.

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“The results from all the studies that we conducted show that grandiose narcissism correlates with very positive components of mental toughness, such as confidence and goal orientation, protecting against symptoms of depression and perceived stress,” Papageorgiou said. (IANS)

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Here are Ways to Hide Stretch Marks with Makeup

How to cover stretch marks with makeup

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The right makeup products can be used to cover stretch marks temporarily. Lifetime Stock

Stretch marks may be a fact of life, and while they’re certainly nothing to be ashamed of, there may be times where you’d like your stretch marks to be out of sight.

Whether there’s a special occasion you’re getting all dolled up for or you simply want to feel your most confident on the beach, the right makeup products can be used to cover stretch marks temporarily. Inputs from L’oreal Paris USA.

Colour correct

Using the colour wheel you learned about back in elementary school, you can easily neutralise any unwanted tones on your hair or skin. When it comes to covering stretch marks, it’s important to consider their tone. If they’re new and purplish, you’ll want to use a yellow colour corrector to cancel out the color of the stretch marks.

If your stretch marks are older, you may not need to colour correct them as they’re likely already flesh-toned, albeit lighter than the rest of your skin.

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After expertly covering your stretch marks, you wouldn’t want your makeup to budge throughout the day, so you need to set your makeup. Lifetime Stock

Use full-coverage foundation

Of course, a full-coverage foundation is essential for covering stretch marks. Choose a full-coverage formula that contains high-load pigments and can cover everything from scars to hyperpigmentation.

Set your makeup

After expertly covering your stretch marks, you wouldn’t want your makeup to budge throughout the day. To keep everything in place and get an extra boost of coverage, use a fluffy powder brush to sweep on a setting powder.

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Apply self-tanner

While not makeup, self-tanner is a holy grail beauty product that can help disguise the look of stretch marks. Not to mention, you’ll get the appearance of beautifully bronzed skin in the process. (IANS)