Thinking Structurally About Narcissism: An Examination of the Five-Factor Narcissism Inventory and Its Components.

TitleThinking Structurally About Narcissism: An Examination of the Five-Factor Narcissism Inventory and Its Components.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
JournalJournal of personality disorders
Volume30
Issue1
Pagination1-18
ISSN0885-579X
Abstract

The Five-Factor Narcissism Inventory (FFNI) is a self-report measure of the traits linked to grandiose and vulnerable narcissism, as well as narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), from a five-factor model perspective (FFM). In the current studies, the factor structure of the FFNI was explored and the results supported the extraction of three factors: Antagonism (e.g., Arrogance), Neuroticism (e.g., Need for Admiration), and Agentic Extraversion (e.g., Authoritativeness). In Study 2, the FFNI factors manifested convergent validity with their corresponding Big Five domains and diverging relations with measures of grandiose and vulnerable narcissism, NPD, and self-esteem. Ultimately, the FFNI factors help explicate the differences between various expressions of narcissism such that all are related to Antagonism but differ with regard to Neuroticism (relevant to vulnerable narcissism and NPD) and Agentic Extraversion (relevant to grandiose narcissism and NPD). The results also highlight the complex relation between self-esteem and the traits that comprise narcissism measures.

URLhttp://guilfordjournals.com/doi/abs/10.1521/pedi_2015_29_177
DOI10.1521/pedi_2015_29_177
Short TitleJ Pers Disord
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