Foresee the glory and train better: Narcissism, goal-setting, and athlete training.

  title={Foresee the glory and train better: Narcissism, goal-setting, and athlete training.},
  author={Shuge Zhang and Ross Roberts and Tim Woodman and Amanda J Pitkethly and Cedric English and David J. Nightingale},
  journal={Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology},
1 Grandiose narcissism may be debilitative to athlete training because the opportunity 2 for self-enhancement that motivates narcissists to strive is normally absent in training 3 environments. However, this view ignores the divergent influences of the self-inflated 4 (reflecting over-confidence) and dominant (reflecting willingness for dominance) facets of 5 grandiose narcissism. We expected that self-inflated narcissism would undermine athlete 6 training, but only when dominant narcissism was… 

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