Narcissism and Self-Evaluation Maintenance: Explorations in Object Relations

  title={Narcissism and Self-Evaluation Maintenance: Explorations in Object Relations},
  author={Carolyn C. Morf and Frederick Rhodewalt},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={668 - 676}
This study examined effects of threat to the sef on efforts to maintain a positive self-evaluation in individuals with varying levels of narcissism. Male students (N= 216) with varying levels of narcissism, as measured by the Narcissistic Personality Inventory, were given feedback that they had been either slightly or substantially outperformed on an ego-relevant task. Subjects completed personality ratings of the better-performing other believing that the other would or would not see the… Expand
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