Loving yourself abundantly: Relationship of the narcissistic personality to self- and other perceptions of workplace deviance, leadership, and task and contextual performance

Timothy A. Judge, Jeffery A. LePine, Bruce L. Rich

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Abstract

The authors report results from 2 studies assessing the extent to which narcissism is related to self- and other ratings of leadership, workplace deviance, and task and contextual performance. Study 1 results revealed that narcissism was related to enhanced self-ratings of leadership, even when controlling for the Big Five traits. Study 2 results also revealed that narcissism was related to enhanced leadership self-perceptions; indeed, whereas narcissism was significantly positively correlated with self-ratings of leadership, it was significantly negatively related to other ratings of leadership. Study 2 also revealed that narcissism was related to more favorable self-ratings of workplace deviance and contextual performance compared to other (supervisor) ratings. Finally, as hypothesized, narcissism was more strongly negatively related to contextual performance than to task performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)762-776
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Volume91
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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