Narcissism, Self-Esteem, and the Positivity of Self-Views: Two Portraits of Self-Love

  title={Narcissism, Self-Esteem, and the Positivity of Self-Views: Two Portraits of Self-Love},
  author={W. Campbell and Eric A. Rudich and C. Sedikides},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={358 - 368}
  • W. Campbell, Eric A. Rudich, C. Sedikides
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  • The authors hypothesized that both narcissism and high self-esteem are associated with positive self-views but each is associated with positivity in different domains of the self. Narcissists perceive themselves as better than average on traits reflecting an agentic orientation (e.g., intellectual skills, extraversion) but not on those reflecting a communal orientation (e.g., agreeableness, morality). In contrast, high-self-esteem individuals perceive themselves as better than average both on… CONTINUE READING
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