Objective: Whilst the relationship between narcissism and emotion regulation is a topic of great interest, little is known about the nature of this association. The aim of the present study is to clarify the relationship of both grandiose and vulnerable narcissism with difficulties in emotion regulation, controlling for the effect of borderline personality traits. Method: Narcissistic traits, borderline personality traits and difficulties in emotion regulation were assessed in 293 non clinical participants (72.7% women, M= 26.99, SD= 9.13) Results: Narcissistic vulnerability was associated with difficulties in accessing emotion regulation strategies, and in understanding, accepting and being clear about emotional states. Borderline personality traits were associated with difficulties in inhibiting impulsive emotional responses and in accomplishing goal directed behaviours during negative emotional states. Narcissistic grandiosity was not associated with any difficulties in emotion regulation. Conclusions: These findings clarified the relationship between narcissism and emotion regulation, highlighting the importance of considering both grandiose and vulnerable manifestations of pathological narcissism. Research and clinical implications are discussed.

DI PIERRO, R., DI SARNO, M., Madeddu, F. (2017). Investigating the relationship between narcissism and emotion regulation difficulties: The role of grandiose and vulnerable traits. CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRY, 14(3), 209-215.

Investigating the relationship between narcissism and emotion regulation difficulties: The role of grandiose and vulnerable traits

DI PIERRO, ROSSELLA
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DI SARNO, MARCO;MADEDDU, FABIO
2017

Abstract

Objective: Whilst the relationship between narcissism and emotion regulation is a topic of great interest, little is known about the nature of this association. The aim of the present study is to clarify the relationship of both grandiose and vulnerable narcissism with difficulties in emotion regulation, controlling for the effect of borderline personality traits. Method: Narcissistic traits, borderline personality traits and difficulties in emotion regulation were assessed in 293 non clinical participants (72.7% women, M= 26.99, SD= 9.13) Results: Narcissistic vulnerability was associated with difficulties in accessing emotion regulation strategies, and in understanding, accepting and being clear about emotional states. Borderline personality traits were associated with difficulties in inhibiting impulsive emotional responses and in accomplishing goal directed behaviours during negative emotional states. Narcissistic grandiosity was not associated with any difficulties in emotion regulation. Conclusions: These findings clarified the relationship between narcissism and emotion regulation, highlighting the importance of considering both grandiose and vulnerable manifestations of pathological narcissism. Research and clinical implications are discussed.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
Grandiose Narcissism; Vulnerable Narcissism; Emotion regulation
English
2017
14
3
209
215
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DI PIERRO, R., DI SARNO, M., Madeddu, F. (2017). Investigating the relationship between narcissism and emotion regulation difficulties: The role of grandiose and vulnerable traits. CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRY, 14(3), 209-215.
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