9. Behind the Mask

Narcissism and Implicit Self-Esteem

  1. W. Keith Campbell and
  2. Joshua D. Miller
  1. Virgil Zeigler-Hill and
  2. Christian H. Jordan

Published Online: 12 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118093108.ch9

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

Zeigler-Hill, V. and Jordan, C. H. (2011) Behind the Mask, 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.ch9

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-esteem;
  • implicit self-esteem;
  • fragile self-esteem

Summary

How do narcissists “really” feel about themselves? Is their grandiosity a facade to disguise their underlying insecurity? Measures of implicit self-esteem have recently allowed researchers to examine this possibility empirically. This chapter examines existing evidence concerning how narcissism relates to implicit self-esteem and other markers of fragile self-esteem.