Questions related to Narcissism
I have run a survey and have a sample of participants that has a far greater proportion of females to males. I have run a multiple linear regression in SPSS with the dependent variable being Importance of Altruism (measured on a continuous scale) and the independent variables being six different personality traits (measured on continuous scales). T-tests show that males and females differ on some of these traits but not others, and so I decided to run both a weighted and unweighted regression in order to compare results when the theoretical gender distribution was equal.
The regression is showing a number of the personality traits as significant predictors in both the weighted and unweighted versions, however, one of these traits (Narcissism) was only significant in the unweighted analysis, not the weighted analysis.
My face-value interpretation of this would be that the effect was being inflated by the greater proportion of females in the sample and that the females must therefore have a higher score on Narcissism than the males. However, the t-test does not support this. In fact, descriptives show that the males have an ever so slightly (but not statistically significantly) higher score on the Narcissism variable.
Have I gone wrong somewhere in my interpretation? How could this be explained? Is it possible that it could be explained by one of the other IV's being a confounding variable on Narcissism but only (or mainly) in males? I need a little guidance on how to interpret this outcome....
I have started writing an article related to "Narcissism" and its effect on "Social Media". Can anyone suggest a good quality journal where I can submit it. Basically, it will be a systematic literature review paper.
I do not finish my writing yet, so I am not able to share my title or abstract yet.
I am currently working on a project where I am analysing narcissism features and white matter
I did multiple comparsions (multiple regression) because I was looking for correlations for three tracts, a few sub scales o a questionnaire and positive as well as negative contrasts.
Now I have to correct for multiple comparisons. Is there any other method than bonferroni which is more robust?
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Hypersensitive Narcissism Scale
1 = very uncharacteristic or untrue, strongly disagree
2 = uncharacteristic
3 = neutral
4 = characteristic
5 = very characteristic or true, strongly agree
____ 1. I can become entirely absorbed in thinking about my personal affairs, my health, my cares or my relations to others.
____ 2. My feelings are easily hurt by ridicule or by the slighting remarks of others.
____ 3. When I enter a room I often become self-conscious and feel that the eyes of others are upon me.
____ 4. I dislike sharing the credit of an achievement with others.
____ 5. I feel that I have enough on my hands without worrying about other people's troubles.
____ 6. I feel that I am temperamentally different from most people.
____ 7. I often interpret the remarks of others in a personal way.
____ 8. I easily become wrapped up in my own interests and forget the existence of others.
____ 9. I dislike being with a group unless I know that I am appreciated by at least one of those present.
____ 10. I am secretly "put out" or annoyed when other people come to me with their troubles, asking me for my time and sympathy.
Are most people, who score high on neuroticism, score high on covert/ vulnerable/ hypersensitive narcissism, too?
The manual of the inventory that is available from Google search and is provided by Fredrick Coolidge on his website, doesn't mention the item numbers of Narcissism scale. One of the earlier versions of the manual indicates that the scale has 26 items. Can anybody please tell me the item numbers of Narcissism scale in CATI ?
I'm currently working on my bachelor's thesis and my study contains the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI). My professor recomended the following article to me: " Narcissism predicts impulsive buying: phenotypic and genetic evidence" by Huajian Cai, Yuanyuan Shi, Xiang Fang and Yu L. L. Luo. Now I would like to calculate the NPI score for each participant, but the instructions are not really clear. Where do I find like a manual how to calculate the score? I want to devide the participants into two groups: maladaptive and adaptive narcissism
I'd be thankful for every bit of information I can get!
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The modern and technologized society isolates the needs that are only pieces of the human's holistic existence and living, and creates emotional unbalance for man. Modernity has gifted us with all sorts of amazing inventions, from sliced bread to self-driving cars, and the wonders of the internet and indoor plumbing. Unfortunately, the particular combination of all these modern wonders has also resulted in some fairly frightening trends in psychological and emotional problems. There are more than 200 classified forms of diagnosable mental illness. The most common psychological and emotional problems facing the world today are ones that you’re probably well aware of, but that also receive the smallest amount of attention in the media and among friends: egotism, narcissism, entitlement, depression, and dissatisfaction.
I have one DV- School performance and 3 IVs- parental narcissism, surgency, negative affect and effortful control and want to find the relationship between the DV and IVs.
I have dummy coded parents education and ran ANOVA and it is significant to narcissism and effortful control. Therefore do I need to include it as a covariate?
How do I include a parents education as a covariate in multiple regression? Do I need to do hierarchical regression and include it in the first block then add IVs in next block?
I am looking for papers that examine the associations between the Dark Triad and values of the Moral Foundations Theory.
If you're doing research on this, have any published or unpublished manuscript or data, I would love to hear from you!
Alternatively, please comment on our project below with a link to your paper.
After deciding to study narcissism on athletes in sport psychology domains, this question occured in my mind. Would it be approprite method to use forced choice items in our researches to interpret the respective feature of subjects? As you know there is NPI (Narcistic Personality Inventory) in the literature, a forced choice scale assesing narcissism level. I wanted to conduct a study including this item. I also saw some studies using just one subscale of Big Five Personality Scales. Participants have to answer these questions because they are already assigned to conditions. I am looking an answer for both the methodological issue and in practice. It is simple to divide groups higher and lower with median but how proper these forced choice answers could represent what our participants carry within their personalities or attitudes.
Some authors, from Freud to Sam Vaknin speak about narcissism as originated by traumas in childhood. Perhaps the hypothesis about trauma in narcisism could help to understand and to treat this patients.
I want to use "Narcissm" variable. There are standard instrument for this variables consist of 40 statements (A and B option). My question is, can we reduce the question to 5 or 10 question, so my respondent (busy people) have time and still focus to fill all my variables instrument? If it can, how?
I'm writing an academic research proposal as a part of my Masters. I want to ground my research proposal on one of the social psychological theories. I'm truly confused as to which theory will be applied when it comes to a research proposal focusing on narcissism, attention seeking and self-promotional behaviour. My bet is on theory of planned behaviour but again I'm not 100% sure if I should base my proposal on this. Any help or ideas will be highly appreciated. Thanks!
Reflection is thought unnecessary by the vast majority of humans today, both in science and out of it, both at RG debates and out of it. Can we continue to grow in intellectual stature without reflection? Why do we feel only we have the best answers or that we have a special dispensation for intellect? Is this not a direct outcome of narcissism? Are we willing to pay the price to prove our contention or maintain our narcissism?
It's simple to find literature describing the dark tetrad traits (sadism, Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy). But what I have not been able to locate thus far is research on resisting the dark tetrad: what strategies are most effective, interpersonally and socially, for limiting their negative impact.
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I would like to estimate the relations between the BIG 5 and the Dark Triad (Narcissism, Machiavellismn and Psychopathy). My sample size is n = 282 and I have 123 Items for 11 scales.
Should I use a CFA with MLR/WLSMV-estimator or should I use Pearson-correlations with Bonferroni-Holm-correction?
What should I do, if my CFA had a poor model fit (chi square, rmsea, srmr, cfi, tli, and so on)? Can I interpret the correlations between the latent variables or should I switch to classical correlation analysis?
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As the diagnosis of CPTSD is being proposed, it could turn the concept of personality disorders around forever. It seems that people with narcissistic personality disorder are stuck in a perpetual cycle of fighting toxic shame. Is it possible that a personality disorder like NPD is a chronic response to trauma rather than a permanent character defect?
I was coding my data and discovered repeated occurrences of instances where actors were behaving in a way that showed them in spotlight. They used tactics like bragging; they behaved in a showing-off fashion and also used story-telling to share their past stories, experiences and actions in which they presented themselves as heroes. This was indeed a negative behavior in the field and the other actors felt uncomfortable and lack of motivated. I coded this as 'exhibitionist behavior'. However, I could not find any concept in the literature on organisational behavior and management and the one that came closest is 'narcissism'. Can you suggest any concept I can look for? Thanks in advance.
I'm planning to write about the relation between sex orientation and certain personality features (particularily narcissism). I'm looking for the research on this topic. I would be grateful for any information concerning the recent studies (2010-2017) dealing with this problem. Can anyone help?
I am conducting in-depth interviews during the qualitative stage of a mixed methods scale development study. I have incorporated several elements of descriptive phenomenology; however, I am not sure which elements of context should be varied when utilizing imaginative variation, particularly when generating spontaneous probes during interviews. For instance, should I ask participants how their experiences of emptiness vary when people are present versus when participants are alone? What are the rules of thumb when choosing which elements to vary and how?
Communal Narcissism Inventory (Gebauer et al., 2012)
Relational self-esteem (Du, King, Chi, 2012)
Entitlement Attitudes Scale (Żemojtel-Piotrowska et al., 2015)
Collective narcissism scale (Golec de Zavala et al., 2009); 5-item version
Communal collective narcissism: 14-item (Piotrowski, Żemojtel-Piotrowska, Gebauer, 2016)
Dark Triad Dirty Dozen (Jonason, & Webster, 2010)
Religiosity single item (Norenzayan & Hansen, 2006; Gebauer, Sedikides, Neberich, 2012)
Intrinsic-extrinsic religiosity (Lavric & Fleure, 2008)
Religious overclaiming test in Christian/Buddhist/Hindu form (optional)
History going back to the beginning of the first wars shows a remarkable consistency in the personalities of military commanders. The list is boundless but many names will be obvious. Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, Richard the Lionheart, Napoleon, Hitler to name but a tiny few were megalomaniacs and narcissists, who are often remembered for their conquests but rarely for the horror and destruction that their ambition wrought upon the world.
When we look upon such characters as heroes, saviours and historical greats are we perhaps celebrating the worst of human traits rather than the best?
Research for a paper and material on this specific combination of subjects is proving illusive?
When studying the population of individuals that commit stalking acts/crime, how often are these individuals considered, or diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder?
Sexual abuse of patients has become epidemic. The first solution may involve predicting personality traits or other "triggers" that lead to such behavior or make it more likely.
I'm encountering an abundance of ER physician abuse of patients, including sexual abuse, in the emergency room. Why? I'm seeking every possible perspective. Please make available any full-text docs that relate. See attached for case examples from newspapers, etc.
I have already found the following tests: Narcissistic Personality Inventory, Exner's Self-Focus Sentence Completion Test, and the NPI-16 (short measure of narcissism). However, it would be great to find a test that on the one hand measures egotism and on the other hand team/collective attitude.