Friday, April 20, 2018

A good speech on narcissism

I heard a great talk at SXSW about narcissism. The speaker commented on how society attributes moral virtue to successful people. A new friend who is perfectly coiffed and lives in a mansion is given more of the benefit of the doubt than an "average Joe".

She said: "I do the opposite. If someone pulls up in the latest Tesla and lives in a mansion, I am more on guard. I am more skeptical of them until I get to know them."

I liked the talk.

1 comment:

RB Q said...

The speaker just exchanged 1 bias for another - that's all. Both biases are equally bad as you are judging a person based on criteria which are largely irrelevant in determining what kind of a person they are.