Title

Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind: Narcissism and Early Maladaptive Schemas

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2011

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Narcissism is a multifaceted construct that is inconsistently defined and assessed between clinical psychology and social-personality psychology. The purpose of the present study was to examine the similarities and differences in the cognitive schemas underlying various forms of narcissism. This was accomplished by examining the associations of normal and pathological forms of narcissism with the early maladaptive schemas. The results showed important similarities in these associations (e.g., all of the narcissism scales were positively associated with the entitlement schema) as well as differences (e.g., vulnerable narcissism was the only form of narcissism that was positively associated with subjugation). Discussion focuses on the implications of these results for the ways in which individuals with these forms of narcissism perceive and navigate their social environments. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry

Volume

42

Issue

1

First Page

96

Last Page

103