A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Hollywood's Most Obnoxious

Most of Hollywood's "Stars" are obnoxious, but who is MOST obnoxious? Difficult choice, yes?

NewsMax.com has a poll up here, asking "Who is America's "Most Obnoxious" Hollywood star?"

Choices include: Barbra Streisand, Danny Glover, Angelina Jolie, Sean Penn, Tom Cruise, Madonna, and more. Go vote!

And, not at all surprising news: USC Study: Celebrities Really Are More Narcissistic Than the General Public---

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrities have more narcissistic personality traits than the general population, and people with narcissistic tendencies seem to be attracted to the entertainment industry rather than the industry creating narcissists, according to a groundbreaking study conducted by researchers Drew Pinsky of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and S. Mark Young of the USC Marshall School of Business and the USC Annenberg School for Communication.
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The authors say they chose narcissism as the topic of the study because it is one of the most widely discussed characteristics of celebrities.

"Narcissists generally crave attention, are overconfident of their abilities, lack empathy, and can evince erratic behavior," said Pinsky, who is an assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at USC. "However, they are also well-liked, especially on first meeting, are extroverted and perform well in public."

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