By Kyle | August 14, 2011
Narcissists rise to the top because people mistake their confidence and authority for leadership qualities.
From this study. I was kind of amazed by how this worked in the Army — he who had the most bluster seemed to earn the most respect and those who considered before acting were penalized specifically for doing so. But I later discovered that Army notions of Leadership are exactly how things work in major corporations and politics too. It’s all about playing the part. How else to explain the fact that the executive suites run rampant with handsome, loud-voiced 6′ 2″ men? They look like leaders.