Different Provocations Trigger Aggression in Narcissists and Psychopaths

  title={Different Provocations Trigger Aggression in Narcissists and Psychopaths},
  author={Daniel N. Jones and Delroy L. Paulhus},
  journal={Social Psychological and Personality Science},
  pages={12 - 18}
Although previous research has demonstrated that ego-threatened narcissists react aggressively, no allowance was made for the overlap of subclinical narcissism with subclinical psychopathy. Nor is there research directly comparing the reactions of these two personalities to physical threat. To investigate these distinctions, the present study examined the degree to which narcissists and psychopaths respond with aggression to ego threat versus physical provocation. Participants were given the… 

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