It's Not Just Narcissists Who Want Plastic Surgery...
It's narcissists who are also perfectionists.
Posted May 02, 2014
The researchers discovered that neither narcissism nor perfectionism predicted interest in cosmetic surgery. However, women scoring high on measures for both diagnoses showed the strongest interest in cosmetic surgery of any women in the study.
The implications of this study may be profound—for plastic surgeons. The authors speculate that cosmetic surgeons' patients may be grandiose and demanding to a fault—and, by diagnosis, "nearly impossible to satisfy," no matter how objectively successful their cosmetic surgery was.
Next up: How would 305 cosmetic surgeons perform on measures of depression, anger, and desire for a new career?