Narcissism and Romantic Attraction

  title={Narcissism and Romantic Attraction},
  author={W. K. Campbell},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
  • W. K. Campbell
  • Published 1 December 1999
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
A model of narcissism and romantic attraction predicts that narcissists will be attracted to admiring individuals and highly positive individuals and relatively less attracted to individuals who offer the potential for emotional intimacy. Five studies supported this model. Narcissists, compared with nonnarcissists, preferred more self-oriented (i.e., highly positive) and less other-oriented (i.e., caring) qualities in an ideal romantic partner (Study 1). Narcissists were also relatively more… 

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