What is the endangered dark triad

narcissism

 

(= N.)narcissism] [KLI, PER, SOZ], The term refers to the great legendary figure of the young man Narcissus who is in love with his mirror image [gr. Νάρκισσος Narkissos) and in everyday language stands for self-love. N. as psychol. Construct typically manifests itself in overconfidence, oversensitivity to criticism, search for admiration and dominant interaction behavior. Narcissistically motivated people often appear interesting and attractive at first encounters, but are usually assessed as exploitative and self-centered after a long period of acquaintance. N. as a personality trait is usually recorded using the NPI (Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI)). On the basis of the corresponding subscales, functional (leadership strength) and dysfunctional aspects (aspirations and exploitation) can be distinguished. Together with the personality traits Machiavellian and psychopathy, N. forms the so-called. Dark triad. The classic shape, the grandiose N., in its pathological form represents a narcissistic personality disorder (DSM-5). A variant of the N. has recently also been differentiated from the classic form, which is characterized by high demands with simultaneous uncertainty (vulnerable N.). In this form, a need for admiration is shown only indirectly. So far it has mostly been assumed that a high level of N. pos. Self-assessments only in relation to instrumental (agentic) properties (Agency - performance, assertiveness etc.) includes, but not above average pos. Self-assessments in the expressive (communal) area (Communion - empathy, care etc.) includes (agency-communion). However, recent research provides indications of a form of N. that is characterized by self-exaggeration in the expressive area (communal N., English. communal narcissism; Gebauer et al., 2012)

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