Some might call it a strong opinion of yourself but for many who care to ascend to higher aspirations may find it necessary to reek of narcissism. After all who better to believe in one’s self than oneself?
Researchers at Emory University did an analysis of 42 United States Presidents and found that grandiose narcissism was strongly associated with high ratings from historians of their overall presidencies.
Grandiose narcissism is characterized by an extroverted, self-aggrandizing, domineering and flamboyant personality.
Presidents with narcissist traits also scored high on public persuasiveness, crisis management, risk-taking, winning the popular vote and initiating legislation.