Narcissism and self-handicapping : Linking self-aggrandizement to behavior

  title={Narcissism and self-handicapping : Linking self-aggrandizement to behavior},
  author={Frederick Rhodewalt and Michael W. Tragakis and Justin J Finnerty},
Two experiments tested the hypothesis that narcissistic men as deWned by the NPI (Narcissistic Personality Inventory; Raskin & Hall, 1979) would self-handicap more than low-NPI individuals because it makes it easy to claim potentially undeserved credit for success. In both experiments, high and low narcissistic men received either response contingent or noncontingent success feedback on a test of intelligence and then provided an opportunity to self-handicap prior to a second evaluation. In… CONTINUE READING