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Bachelor star Keira Maguire says she “definitely” has traits of narcissism

The reality star has long been accused of being narcissistic.
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Upon making her debut on The Bachelor in 2016, Keira Maguire was quickly labelled as the season’s “villain” due to her strong personality – a title that would stick throughout her appearances on Bachelor in Paradise and I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here.

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Now, Keira has appeared on this week’s episode of SBS’s Insight, which aimed to ask influencers the all-important question: “Are you a narcissist?”

While it’s a term that’s often thrown around haphazardly – especially when it comes to reality stars and influencers – according to SANE, between 0.5 and one per cent of the population have narcissistic personality disorder.

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Keira believes she has “traits of narcissism”. (Credit: Instagram)

In true Keira form, the reality star was forthright in her response, saying she believes she has “traits” of narcissism.

“You need to have some sort of narcissistic traits, you need to have an ego to be in this industry … You actually need an ego to survive in today’s day and age,” she explained.

“I don’t think that I have a narcissistic disorder but I definitely feel like I have traits of it, definitely.”

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“I definitely feel like I have traits of it.” (Credit: SBS)

“The last show that I went on I was a very strong, confident character which is who I am and I’m not going to deny that,” she said.

“I can back myself and I just feel like a lot of people see that as a narcissistic trait.”

Keira added that her Instagram followers often comment how “different” she is on the photo-sharing platform compared to her reality show stints.

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“I actually get a lot of people saying to me that I’m completely different on social media than the way that I’m perceived on TV,” she said.

“I feel like on social media, although everything is controlled and filtered, I do get to express myself the way that I truly am and it does relay.”

For support or information on narcissistic personality disorder contact SANE Australia on 1800 18 7263.

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