Narcissistic admiration and rivalry: disentangling the bright and dark sides of narcissism.

  title={Narcissistic admiration and rivalry: disentangling the bright and dark sides of narcissism.},
  author={Mitja D. Back and Albrecht C. P. K{\"u}fner and Michael Dufner and Tanja M. Gerlach and John F. Rauthmann and Jaap J. A. Denissen},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={105 6},
We present a process model that distinguishes 2 dimensions of narcissism: admiration and rivalry. We propose that narcissists' overarching goal of maintaining a grandiose self is pursued by 2 separate pathways, characterized by distinct cognitive, affective-motivational, and behavioral processes. In a set of 7 studies, we validated this 2-dimensional model using the newly developed Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire (NARQ). We showed that narcissistic admiration and rivalry are… 

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