Overly positive self-evaluations and personality: negative implications for mental health.

@article{Colvin1995OverlyPS,
  title={Overly positive self-evaluations and personality: negative implications for mental health.},
  author={C. Randall Colvin and Jack Block and David C. Funder},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1995},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={
          1152-62
        }
}
The relation between overly positive self-evaluations and psychological adjustment was examined. Three studies, two based on longitudinal data and another on laboratory data, contrasted self-descriptions of personality with observer ratings (trained examiners or friends) to index self-enhancement. In the longitudinal studies, self-enhancement was associated with poor social skills and psychological maladjustment 5 years before and 5 years after the assessment of self-enhancement. In the… Expand
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