When grandiosity and vulnerability collide: Implicit and explicit self-esteem in patients with narcissistic personality disorder.

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is characterized by reports of grandiosity including exaggerated illusions of superiority and entitlement (DSM-IV-TR, APA, 2000). Based on clinical theories (e.g., Kernberg, 1975), many researchers argue that high explicit self-esteem in narcissists masks underlying implicit vulnerability… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2012.07.001

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