Happiness Is the Production of Self Love and Its Reflection to Marital Status of Aged Women

Sraboni Chatterjee

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A sample of 100 aged women (50 married and 50 unmarried) was selected to determine their psychosocial profiles. The variables selected for this study were narcissism and happiness. Data analysis revealed interesting findings that married women were found to be more sociable and happy in adjustment context. Less hassles and less anxiety illuminated their lives with more enjoyment and more harmonious relations and less narcissistic manifestation in behavior pattern. On the other hand, less orientation towards social acceptance make never-married women easy victims of impaired quality of life, higher authoritative attitude, exhibitionism, exploitativeness, vanity and narcissism that leads to less commitment to relationships. Also, they have a tendency to exhibit lack of empathy, marked levels of hostility. Further analysis for finding out the interrelation between happiness and narcissism in case of married aged women also revealed that satisfactory maintenance of conjugal relationships actually increases their ego strength and creates a self-pride in them but unmarried counterparts always guarded by a grandiose feelings and use dominance as a weapon to guard their feelings of inferiority, insecurity, inadequacy and with narcissistic traits perceives the possible threats to their personal importance, see themselves in an unrealistically positive way.

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