The self-presentation profile of grandiose narcissism

dc.contributorGable, Philip A.
dc.contributorMerrill, Edward C.
dc.contributorGriffin, Darrin J.
dc.contributorTullett, Alexa M.
dc.contributor.advisorHart, William P.
dc.contributor.advisorHart, William P.
dc.contributor.authorAdams, John Milton
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.descriptionElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.description.abstractAlthough 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).en_US
dc.format.extent70 p.
dc.publisherUniversity of Alabama Libraries
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dc.titleThe self-presentation profile of grandiose narcissismen_US
dc.typetext of Alabama. Department of Psychology University of Alabama
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