Influence of IQ feedback on temporary state narcissism

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Nik_SpeakerToCats
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Influence of IQ feedback on temporary state narcissism

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" Telling people they are intelligent correlates with the feeling of narcissistic uniqueness: The influence of IQ feedback on temporary state narcissism."
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... via%3Dihub
( Nik-Note: Open access: Be afraid, very afraid... )
Highlights
• We examined whether positive IQ feedback facilitates the expression of narcissism.
• Positive IQ feedback correlated with increased striving for uniqueness.
• IQ feedback influenced self-assessed intelligence.

Abstract
Research indicates that grandiose narcissism is associated positively with self-assessed intelligence (SAI). Furthermore, the direction of possible causation is considered to flow from narcissism to SAI. However, an intriguing question is whether the effect might be reciprocal, that is, whether the belief that one is intelligent facilitates the expression of narcissism. In the current study (N = 364), we investigated this issue by examining how two types of IQ feedback, (1) positive feedback (IQ is above average) and (2) negative feedback (IQ is below average), influenced SAI and a temporary state of narcissistic admiration. Our study revealed that positive IQ feedback correlated with increased people's SAI and one subscale of state narcissistic admiration: striving for uniqueness (i.e., the feeling of being special, bragging about one's abilities and enjoyment of one's successes). By contrast, negative IQ feedback was associated with decreased people's SAI and lower level of state narcissism. We conclude that IQ feedback may shape people's beliefs about their intelligence, and that lay concepts of intelligence might incorporate some narcissistic elements, such as the feeling of being uniquely special.
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David Newton
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That's probably an Ig Nobel candidate this year.
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I'm torn between desire to snarl and giggle at the many pop-up ads that claim eg "If you can name all twenty of these, your IQ is 140 !!"

D'uh, given the crucial difference between knowledge and intelligence, such ads are click-bait for fools Dunning-Kruger victims...

Disclosure: My beloved wife (RIP) destroyed MENSA test: 150++. Took a look at what membership had to offer, turned them down...
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The reality is that an awful lot of people actually can't deal with those things! There are an awful lot of extremely stupid people out there.
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David Newton wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 10:07 pm The reality is that an awful lot of people actually can't deal with those things! There are an awful lot of extremely stupid people out there.
Quite so.
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That's a classic 'balanced' bell.
IIRC, allowing for multi-dimensional reality of 'focussed' talents / skills, there's a long, lonnng tail at the top...
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Nik_SpeakerToCats wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 8:14 am That's a classic 'balanced' bell.
IIRC, allowing for multi-dimensional reality of 'focussed' talents / skills, there's a long, lonnng tail at the top...
Yeah it’s just roughly illustrative, but it underscores that there’s a lot of people below average intelligence out there.
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10% of the population of western countries is of IQ 80 and below.

Below IQ 80, one cannot perform any simple task that does not need supervision and then check/ test/ inspection of the task carried out, every time.
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Re: Influence of IQ feedback on temporary state narcissism

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# 80 ? Is that the US' infamous 'Walk and Chew Gum' test ??

UK's more like...
Football Crazy (Robin Hall & Jimmy MacGregor)
[Verse 1]
Oh, you'll all know my wee brother
And his name is Jock McGraw
And he’s lately joined a football club
For he’s mad aboot football
And he’s got two black eyes already
And teeth knocked frae 'is gob
Since oor Jock became a member o'
That terrible football club

[Chorus]
Oh, he’s football crazy!
He's football mad!
And the football, it has robbed him o'
The wee bit o' sense he had
And it would tak a dozen skillies
His claes to wash and scrub
Since our Jock became a member o'
That terrible football club

[Verse 2]
Oh, the first match he took part in
I was there me-sеl', and saw
He had two half bricks for the goal posts
And a tin can for the ball
And thе Provost o' Glasgow, he was there
With lords and ladies fair...
And oor Jock ran out and kicked the football
Two miles in the air!

In the middle o' the field at Hampden Park
The captain says "McGraw!
Would ye kindly take this penalty kick
Or we’ll never win at all!"
So he took fifty paces backwards
Shot off for the mark
And the ball went sailing o'er the stand
And it landed in New York

[Chorus]
Oh, he’s football crazy!
He’s football mad!
And the football, it has robbed him o'
The wee bit o' sense he had
And it would tak a dozen skillies
His claes to wash and scrub
Since oor Jock became a member o'
That terrible football club

[Verse 3]
Oh, his wife she says she'll leave him
If he disnae keep
Away from football kickin'
At night time, in his sleep
For he calls her Charlie Tully
And other names so droll
Last night he kicked her out of the bed
And shouted "It's a goal!"

[Chorus]
Oh, he’s football crazy!
He’s football mad!
And the football, it has robbed him o'
The wee bit o' sense he had
And it would take a dozen skillies
His claes to wash and scrub
Since our Jock became a member o'
That terrible football club
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