7. Trait Personality Models of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Grandiose Narcissism, and Vulnerable Narcissism

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

Published Online: 12 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118093108.ch7

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 Maples, J. (2012) Trait Personality Models of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Grandiose Narcissism, and Vulnerable Narcissism, 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.ch7

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:

  • grandiose narcissism;
  • vulnerable narcissism;
  • narcissistic personality disorder;
  • Five Factor Model;
  • traits

Summary

In this chapter we review the trait correlates of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), grandiose narcissism, and vulnerable narcissism derived from comprehensive models of general personality such as the Five Factor Model. Both NPD and grandiose narcissism are marked by correlations with traits related to interpersonal antagonism; grandiose narcissism is also associated with higher levels of traits related to extraversion such as dominance and reward seeking. Alternatively, vulnerable narcissism is primarily related to increased negative emotionality and interpersonal distrust.