13. Addressing Criticisms of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI)

  1. W. Keith Campbell and
  2. Joshua D. Miller
  1. Joshua D. Miller and
  2. W. Keith Campbell

Published Online: 12 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118093108.ch13

The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Theoretical Approaches, Empirical Findings, and Treatments

The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Theoretical Approaches, Empirical Findings, and Treatments

How to Cite

Miller, J. D. and Campbell, W. K. (2011) Addressing Criticisms of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI), in The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Theoretical Approaches, Empirical Findings, and Treatments (eds W. K. Campbell and J. D. Miller), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey. doi: 10.1002/9781118093108.ch13

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470607220

Online ISBN: 9781118093108

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Keywords:

  • Narcissistic Personality Inventory;
  • critiques;
  • assessment;
  • self-esteem;
  • maladaptive outcomes

Summary

Numerous critiques have been proffered of late of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI), which is the predominant self-report measure of trait narcissism. In this chapter, we address these critiques and review evidence in support of the validity of the NPI by addressing its relations with self-esteem, distress, psychopathology, and maladaptivity. We suggest that, despite clear limitations, the use of the NPI has resulted in a rich and valid literature on grandiose narcissism.