The Japanese Journal of Personality
Online ISSN : 1349-6174
Print ISSN : 1348-8406
ISSN-L : 1348-8406
Short Reports
Two Types of Narcissism, Self-esteem, and Social Anxiety
Moeko Ochiai
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2009 Volume 18 Issue 1 Pages 57-60


The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between oblivious and hyper-vigilant types of narcissism, looking at their self-esteem and social anxiety. Undergraduates, 344 in total, completed NPI-S, three subscales of Narcissistic Vulnerability Scale (hypersensitivity to approval/admiration, covert sense of entitlement, and inhibition of self-exhibition), self-esteem scale, and SADS. Results indicated that narcissism was divided into three categories: the first had high self-esteem and low social anxiety, the second high social anxiety and low self-esteem, and for the third, the two were neither high nor low.

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