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ERIC Number: ED497854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug-15
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
Narcissism: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Spencer, Vicky G.; Garcia-Simpson, Cynthia; Newland, Shera
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The purpose of this article was to explore the complex issues surrounding the behaviors exhibited by students who have Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and the role the disorder may play in school violence. Students with NPD are often characterized by arrogance, grandiosity, and self-importance; a preoccupation with fantasies of success and power; a conviction that one is special or unique; a desire to receive the admiration of others; a sense of entitlement; interpersonally exploitive behavior; an inability to empathize with the needs and feelings of other people; and envy (McCullough, Emmons, Kilpatrick, & Mooney, p. 885). Narcissism is usually viewed as a negative disorder; however, not all narcissistic behaviors are detrimental to one's life. Thus, it is important to look at a definition of narcissism, and the good, bad, and ugly that may accompany this disorder. As these factors are addressed it will become obvious the impact this disorder may have on our society, as well as our schools. Some suggestions for school administrators are provided.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A