“Narcissists like to be in charge, so it stands to reason that a new study shows individuals who are overconfident about their abilities are most likely to step in as leaders, be they politicians or power brokers.
However, their initiative doesn’t mean they are the best leaders. The study also found narcissists don’t outperform others in leadership roles.”
An unscientific study by recruiters – who themselves scored high on narcissism scales – included comments such as “if there’s one thing that boils my blood it’s a recent college grad who tells me they’re entrepreneurs because they started a successful business in college selling women’s thongs found in frat houses after a weekend of partying and that ‘s why they should bypass the training program – and an MBA – and move directly into a leadership position. I mean, are you kidding me???”
I made up the previous paragraph but the article is here.