A Dual Conception of Narcissism: Positive and Negative Organizations

@article{Green2002ADC,
  title={A Dual Conception of Narcissism: Positive and Negative Organizations},
  author={Andr{\'e} Green},
  journal={The Psychoanalytic Quarterly},
  year={2002},
  volume={71},
  pages={631 - 649}
}
  • A. Green
  • Published 1 October 2002
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Psychoanalytic Quarterly
The author explores Freud’s concept of narcissism, as well as other discussions of narcissism in the psychoanalytic literature. He introduces the dual conception of positive narcissism and negative narcissism, illustrated by two clinical vignettes. Subsequent discussion elaborates on these two types of narcissism, and also addresses life narcissism, death narcissism, and primary narcissism. The latter is considered in light of the influence of infant observational research on the prevailing… 

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