Why do narcissists disregard social-etiquette norms? A test of two explanations for why narcissism relates to offensive-language use

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Narcissists often fail to abide by norms for polite social conduct, but why? The current study addressed this issue by exploring reasons why narcissists use more offensive language (i.e., profanity) than non-narcissists. In this study, 602 participants completed a survey in which they responded on a measure of trait narcissism, rated several offensive words… (More)

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@inproceedings{Adams2015WhyDN, title={Why do narcissists disregard social-etiquette norms? A test of two explanations for why narcissism relates to offensive-language use}, author={John Milton Adams and Dan Florell and Alex Burton and William Hart}, year={2015} }