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Assessing Narcissism in Students of Psychology: An Administered Study

Author : Sahiti Ganduri 1 Kavya Sreenivasan 2 Venya Reddy 3

Date of Publication :15th September 2021

Abstract: Narcissistic Personality is a condition that causes individuals to have an inflated perception of self, giving themselves higher self-importance. It is necessary and interesting to study narcissistic traits in students of different majors. This can be a crucial environmental or psychosocial marker/ indicator of narcissism which can also be of substantial importance in the field of education. This study focuses on identifying narcissism in students of psychology background. The Narcissistic Personality Inventory was administered to 114 psychology students, of different universities (public and private) in India. The results of our study provided evidence of the fact that narcissistic traits are higher in male psychology students as compared to female psychology students. Further this paper has provided evidence that narcissistic traits are higher in leaders, as compared to non-leaders

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