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Vulnerable Isolation and Enmity Concept: Disentangling the blue and dark face of vulnerable narcissism


Rogoza, Radosław; Cieciuch, Jan; Strus, Włodzimierz (2022). Vulnerable Isolation and Enmity Concept: Disentangling the blue and dark face of vulnerable narcissism. Journal of Research in Personality, 96:104167.

Abstract

A theoretical model of the vulnerable half of the Narcissism Spectrum Model (NSM) – the Vulnerable Isolation and Enmity Concept (VIEC) is presented in this paper. In five studies (total N = 2,383), we show the personality underpinnings of the VIEC in terms of normal and pathological personality and explore the social relations of liking others and being liked. Isolation explains the role of avoidance and social withdrawal, whereas Enmity explains the role of reactive antagonism in vulnerable narcissism. We suggest that vulnerable narcissism is related to internalizing and grandiose narcissism to externalizing pathology. Through the prism of the Circumplex of Personality Metatraits, we argue that the VIEC together with the Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Concept (NARC) covers the whole NSM.

Abstract

A theoretical model of the vulnerable half of the Narcissism Spectrum Model (NSM) – the Vulnerable Isolation and Enmity Concept (VIEC) is presented in this paper. In five studies (total N = 2,383), we show the personality underpinnings of the VIEC in terms of normal and pathological personality and explore the social relations of liking others and being liked. Isolation explains the role of avoidance and social withdrawal, whereas Enmity explains the role of reactive antagonism in vulnerable narcissism. We suggest that vulnerable narcissism is related to internalizing and grandiose narcissism to externalizing pathology. Through the prism of the Circumplex of Personality Metatraits, we argue that the VIEC together with the Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Concept (NARC) covers the whole NSM.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
08 Research Priority Programs > Social Networks
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Social Psychology
Social Sciences & Humanities > General Psychology
Language:English
Date:2022
Deposited On:17 Mar 2022 05:51
Last Modified:26 Feb 2024 02:51
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0092-6566
OA Status:Hybrid
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2021.104167
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:22289
  • Content: Published Version
  • Licence: Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)