The self-presentation profile of grandiose narcissism

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dc.contributor Gable, Philip A.
dc.contributor Merrill, Edward C.
dc.contributor Griffin, Darrin J.
dc.contributor Tullett, Alexa M.
dc.contributor.advisor Hart, William P.
dc.contributor.advisor Hart, William P.
dc.contributor.author Adams, John Milton
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-02T19:54:53Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-02T19:54:53Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002456
dc.identifier.other Adams_alatus_0004D_12911
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2747
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Although it is generally accepted that grandiose narcissism is related to using self-presentation tactics, many fundamental questions about this issue remain unanswered. For example, among 12 common self-presentation tactics, which are typical of grandiose narcissism? Is grandiose narcissism related to assertive self-presentation, defensive self-presentation, or both? How does the pattern of self-presentation-tactic use differ between grandiose narcissism and two conceptually-overlapping traits – vulnerable narcissism and self-esteem? What are some reasons why narcissism might relate to the increased use of self-presentation tactics? In this dissertation, these questions were addressed across two studies. In both studies, grandiose narcissism was related to increased use of assertive but not defensive self-presentation tactics. This self-presentation style differed from vulnerable narcissism (Study 1), which was related to both assertive and defensive tactic use, and also from self-esteem (Study 1 & 2), which was negatively related to using either type of self-presentation tactic. The relation between grandiose narcissism and assertive self-presentation-tactic use was not strongly influenced by temperament-based factors (e.g., BIS/BAS, impulsivity; Study 1). Instead, the relation between grandiose narcissism and increased use of assertive tactics was influenced by unique expectations that assertive self-presentation tactics are effective for making a positive impression on others (Study 2).
dc.format.extent 70 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Psychology
dc.title The self-presentation profile of grandiose narcissism
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Psychology
etdms.degree.discipline Psychology
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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