Low empathy levels: Self-absorbed men may be ruining their health, study says

Narcissism is characterized by grandiosity, low empathy levels and a sense of entitlement, the researchers said. Narcissistic men, it turns out, release more cortisol — even when they’re not in stressful situations….


The study noted that “the level of narcissism is rising in American culture, and that narcissism tends to be more prevalent among males.” It’s a trait that includes “an inflated sense of self-importance, overestimations of uniqueness and a sense of grandiosity.”

 By Lois M. Collins