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NARCISSIST­S are more likely to rise to the position of chief executive, a study has found.

A survey sent to 200 Italian chief executives found that someone with a high degree of narcissism was about 20 per cent faster in their career progressio­n towards that position.

The questions in the survey were based on a “narcissist­ic personalit­y inventory” and had multi-choice answers, where in each case one option was assumed to be more self-aggrandisi­ng than the other. Narcissist­s tended to choose options such as “I insist on getting the respect that is due to me”.

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