Why Narcissistic Leaders Are Prone to Overconfidence

Over-Confidence is not Linked to Success.


Narcissism is a problem because people who suffer from it are arrogant and think they are the best thing since sliced bread. These are not the qualities a leader should possess. It’s hard to deal with a narcissist in daily life. More about this and how it relates to leadership can be learned here which makes this helpful for anyone who knows a narcissist.

Key Takeaways:

  • Narcissists are known to be arrogant.
  • Over confidence is linked to not having success.
  • Narcissism is a problem that can hurt people’s social lives.

“New research suggests that overconfidence is strongly linked with narcissism and is particularly likely to emerge when highly narcissistic people feel powerful. That is, a narcissistic boss who radiates feelings of superiority, entitlement, and a constant desire for admiration may also be more likely to make risky decisions.”