Martyrdom redefined: self-destructive killers and vulnerable narcissism.


Lankford shows that suicide terrorists have much in common with maladjusted persons who die by suicide. However, what differentiates suicidal killers from those who "only" commit suicide? A key element may be vulnerable narcissism. Narcissism has been simultaneously linked to interpersonal aggression, achievement, and depression. These traits may explain… (More)
DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X13003361