Does self-love lead to love for others? A story of narcissistic game playing.

  title={Does self-love lead to love for others? A story of narcissistic game playing.},
  author={W. K. Campbell and Craig A. Foster and Eli J. Finkel},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={83 2},
Five studies investigated the links among narcissism, self-esteem, and love. Across all studies, narcissism was associated primarily with a game-playing love style. This link was found in reports of general love styles (Study 1a) and of love in ongoing romantic relationships (Studies 1b-3, 5). Narcissists' game-playing love style was the result of a need for power and autonomy (Study 2) and was linked with greater relationship alternatives and lesser commitment (Study 3). Finally, narcissists… 

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