Narcissism at the crossroads: phenotypic description of pathological narcissism across clinical theory, social/personality psychology, and psychiatric diagnosis.

@article{Cain2008NarcissismAT,
  title={Narcissism at the crossroads: phenotypic description of pathological narcissism across clinical theory, social/personality psychology, and psychiatric diagnosis.},
  author={Nicole M. Cain and Aaron L. Pincus and Emily B. Ansell},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={
          638-56
        }
}
This review documents two themes of emphasis found in phenotypic descriptions of pathological narcissism across clinical theory, social/personality psychology, and psychiatric diagnosis. Clinical theories of narcissism spanning 35 years consistently describe variations in the expression of pathological narcissism that emphasize either grandiosity or vulnerable affects and self-states. Recent research in social/personality psychology examining the structure of narcissistic personality traits… CONTINUE READING

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