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ABSTRACT In this study we explored the relationship between narcissism and the individual's use of personal pronouns during extemporaneous monologues The subjects, 24 males and 24 females, were asked to talk for approximately 5 minutes on any topic they chose Following the monologues the subjects were administered the Narcissistic Personality Inventory, the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire, and the Rotter Internal-External Locus of Control Scale The monologues were tape-recorded and later transcribed and analyzed for the subjects' use of personal pronouns As hypothesized, individuals who scored higher on narcissism tended to use more first person singular pronouns and fewer first person plural pronouns Discriminant validity for the relationship between narcissism and first person pronoun usage was exhibited in that narcissism did not show a relationship with subjects' use of second and third person pronouns, nor did the personality variables of extraversion, neuroticism, or locus of control exhibit any relationship with the subjects' personal pronoun usage