Exploring the relationship between two forms of narcissism and competitiveness
Abbreviated Journal Title
Pers. Individ. Differ.
Narcissism; Competitiveness; Hypercompetitiveness; Covert narcissism; Overt narcissism; HYPERCOMPETITIVE ATTITUDE SCALE; PERSONALITY-DISORDER; DSM-V; INVENTORY; VALIDITY; CONSTRUCT; INDEX; Psychology, Social
This study investigated the theoretical and empirical links between narcissism and competitiveness by focusing on the multifaceted features of these individual difference variables. The present study compared measures of overt narcissism (Narcissistic Personality Inventory, NPI: Raskin & Terry, 1988) and covert narcissism (Hypersensitive Narcissism Scale, HSNS; Hendin & Cheek, 1997) with measures of competitiveness (Revised Competitiveness Index, CI-R; Houston, Harris, McIntire, & Francis, 2002) and hypercompetitiveness (Hypercompetitive Attitude Scale, HCS; Ryckman, Hammer, Kaczor, & Gold, 1990). Based on a sample of 324 undergraduates, positive relationships were found between overt narcissism and general competitiveness and hypercompetitiveness. However, covert narcissism was negatively related to general competitiveness but positively related to hypercompetitiveness. The findings highlight the similarities and distinctions between different forms of narcissism and competitiveness and provide a broader framework for understanding the relationship between narcissism and competitiveness. Implications for the interpersonal manifestation of these different forms are discussed. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Personality and Individual Differences
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