A wolf in sheep’s clothing?

  • Communal narcissists possess the unique belief in their capability to bring about freedom to the world, and so see themselves as “saints”. To examine if this communal self-view extends to the more automatic component of self-evaluation, that is, a person’s implicit self-view, the present study (N = 701) tested the extent to which communal narcissism was associated with explicit communal self-ratings and implicit associations between the self and communal attributes. The latent correlation between communal narcissism and explicit communal self-views was strongly positive, yet no such relationship emerged for implicit communal self-views. These findings support the notion that communal narcissism may represent an effort to gain favorable appraisals from others in the absence of a genuine communal self-view.

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Author details:Ramzi FatfoutaORCiDGND, Michela Schröder-AbeGND
Title of parent work (English):Journal of research in personality
Subtitle (English):Communal narcissism and positive implicit self-views in the communal domain
Place of publishing:San Diego
Publication type:Article
Year of first publication:2018
Completion year:2018
Release date:2021/09/14
Tag:Agency; Communion; Implicit Association Test; Narcissism; Self
Number of pages:5
First page:17
Last Page:21
Organizational units:Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Strukturbereich Kognitionswissenschaften / Department Psychologie
DDC classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 15 Psychologie / 150 Psychologie