2014 | 45 | 4 | 464-468
Article title

Does Communal Context Bring the Worst in Narcissists?

Title variants
Languages of publication
The present experiment (N = 95) investigated the relations of narcissism with social value orientation under façade conditions of testing communal or agentic traits (or none - in a control condition). The results indicated that narcissism predicted less willingness to share resources with others and more competitive orientation in a façade communal condition compared to the remaining two conditions: control and agentic. The results confirm narcissistic disregard for communal domain and are consistent with the extended agency model of narcissism and the “success as a drawback” effect.
Physical description
  • Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University, Al. Mickiewicza 3, 31-120 Krakow, Poland,
  • Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University
  • Opole University
  • Bazińska, R., & Drat-Ruszczak, K.(2000). Struktura narcyzmu w polskiej adaptacji kwestionariusza NPI Raskina i Halla. [The structure of narcissism measured with Polish adaptation of Raskin and Hall NPI]. Czasopismo Psychologiczne, 6, 171-187.
  • Campbell, W.K., & Foster, J.D. (2007). The narcissistic self: Background, an extended agency model, and ongoing controversies. In W.K. Campbell, J.D. Foster, C. Sedikides, C., & S.J. Spencer. (Eds.), (2007). Frontiers in social psychology: The self (pp. 115-138). New York.
  • Drat-Ruszczak, K., & Bazińska, R. (2010). Perspektywa sprawcza i wspólnotowa w wyjaśnianiu agresji osób narcystycznych - efekt „sukcesu jako wady” [Agentic and communal perspective in explaining aggresion of narcissistic individuals - ‘success as a drawback’ effect]. In A. Kolańczyk, & B. Wojciszke (Ed.) Motywacje umysłu [Motivations ofmind] (pp.183-202). Sopot: Smak Słowa.
  • Jonason, P. K., Li, N. P., & Teicher, E. A. (2010). Who is James Bond?: The Dark Triad as an Agentic Social Style. Individual Differences Research, 8(2), 111-120.
  • Messick, D. M., & McClintock, C. G. (1968). Motivational Bases of Choice in Experimental Games. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 4, 1-25.Raskin, R. N., & Hall, C. S. (1979). A narcissistic personality inventory. Psychological Reports, 45, 590.[Crossref]
  • Reinhard, M.A., Stahlberg, D., & Messner, M.(2008). Failure as an Asset for High-Status Persons - Relative Group Performance and Attributed Occupational Success. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 501-511.[WoS][Crossref]
  • Schwab, A.J. (2012). Multiple Regression - Assumptions and Outliers.Data Analysis & Computers II. Material found at
  • Sedikides, C., Campbell, W. K., Reeder, G., Elliot, A. J.,& Gregg, A. P. (2002). Do Others Bring Out the Worst in Narcissists?: The “Others Exist for Me” Illusion. In Y. Kashima, M. Foddy, & M. Platow (Eds.), Self and identity: Personal, social, and symbolic (pp.103- 123). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Van Lange, P. A. M., Otten, W ., de Bruin, E. M. N., & Joireman, J. A. (1997). Development of prosocial, individualistic, and competitive orientations: Theory and preliminary evidence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 73, 733-746.
  • Wallace, H. M., & Baumeister, R. F. (2002). The performance of narcissists rises and falls with perceived opportunity for glory. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 819-834.
  • Wallace, H., Ready, C. B., & Weitenhagen, E. (2009). Narcissism and Task Persistence. Self and Identity, 8(1), 78-93.[WoS]
Document Type
Publication order reference
YADDA identifier
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.