Interpersonal analysis of grandiose and vulnerable narcissism.

  title={Interpersonal analysis of grandiose and vulnerable narcissism.},
  author={Kelly A. Dickinson and Aaron L. Pincus},
  journal={Journal of personality disorders},
  volume={17 3},
This article examines the validity of grandiose and vulnerable subtypes of narcissistic character styles through an analysis of personality disorder criteria, interpersonal problems, and adult attachment styles in a nonclinical population. The grandiose personalities in this sample were rated high in the dramatic traits associated with narcissistic, antisocial, and histrionic personality disorders based on a diagnostic interview, and they reported domineering and vindictive interpersonal… 

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