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With cooler temperatures on the horizon, it's clear that fall is just around the corner, which means primary season is shifting into high gear.
And, whichever candidate you're supporting, it's hard to imagine that running for president doesn't come with some degree of narcissism. After all, don't candidates wake up every morning believing they deserve to be leader of the free world?
One candidate that comes to mind, here? Perhaps Donald Trump!
"I will be the greatest jobs present that God ever created, I tell you that," said Trump while announcing his run for president back in June.
So, self-importance, strong convictions, perhaps a sense of entitlement? Trump certainly checks a lot of narcissistic boxes.
But, in a post on WBUR's CommonHealth blog, one psychologist argues that narcissism isn't all bad. In fact some of us could stand to benefit from inhabiting more of those qualities.
Dr. Craig Malkin, author of "Rethinking Narcissism: The Bad — and Surprisingly Good — About Feeling Special." He's also an instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. He tweets @DrCraigMalkin.
This segment aired on September 11, 2015.