Leader Emergence: The Case of the Narcissistic Leader

  title={Leader Emergence: The Case of the Narcissistic Leader},
  author={Amy B Brunell and William A. Gentry and W. K. Campbell and Brian J. Hoffman and Karl W. Kuhnert and Kenneth G. DeMarree},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={1663 - 1676}
These studies investigate whether individuals with high narcissism scores would be more likely to emerge as leaders during leaderless group discussions. The authors hypothesized that narcissists would emerge as group leaders. In three studies, participants completed personality questionnaires and engaged in four-person leaderless group discussions. Results from all three studies reveal a link between narcissism and leader emergence. Studies 1 and 2 further reveal that the power dimension of… 

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