DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2019.00096

Advances in Psychological Science (心理科学进展) 2019/27:1 PP.96-105

Adaptive narcissism and maladaptive narcissism: Diverse evidences for the distinction

Recently, researchers have proposed to distinguish between adaptive narcissism and maladaptive narcissism. We reviewed the existing evidence that support this distinction, showing that two kinds of narcissism differ from each other in 1) constitutive components; 2) associations with intrapersonal and interpersonal adaptions; 3) personality nomologic networks; 4) developmental trajectories; 5) genetic and environmental bases. Distinguishing between adaptive and maladaptive narcissism may help us better understand the complexity of narcissism as well as narcissists on one hand; on the other hand, improve future research and intervention practice.

Key words:narcissism,adaptive narcissism,maladaptive narcissism,adaption

ReleaseDate:2019-01-28 10:22:49

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