PsyPost: Awe-inspiring psychedelic trips reduce narcissism by boosting connectedness and empathy, study suggests
New research suggests that feelings of awe from psychedelic drugs can positively affect narcissistic personality traits. The study, published in the journal Psychopharmacology, found that psychedelic-occasioned experiences of awe are linked to increased feelings of connectedness and empathy, which in turn is related to decreased levels of exploitative-entitled narcissism.
Previous research has indicated that psychedelic substances can enhance feelings of social connectedness and improve mental well-being. The authors of the new study were interested in whether these effects could have an impact on narcissism.