27. Narcissistic Self-Enhancement

  1. W. Keith Campbell and
  2. Joshua D. Miller
  1. Harry M. Wallace

Published Online: 12 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118093108.ch27

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

Wallace, H. M. (2011) Narcissistic Self-Enhancement, 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.ch27

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:

  • narcissism;
  • self-enhancement;
  • self-esteem;
  • Narcissistic Personality Inventory

Summary

Narcissists chronically overclaim agentic traits and sacrifice relationships to pursue the prestige and power they crave. This chapter compares conflicting explanations for narcissists' self-aggrandizing style of self-enhancement and considers whether narcissists' impatient self-promotional strategies ultimately restrict their long-term self-enhancement prospects.