Grandiose Narcissism and Vulnerable Narcissism in Doctors

Author: MamonaYasmin
Supervisor: Faiz Younas
Degree: M.Sc
Year: 2013-2015
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

The present study aimed to investigate the two forms of narcissism (grandiose narcissism and vulnerable narcissism) in doctors. It was also hypothesized that there are likely to be significant differences in grandiose and vulnerable narcissism. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a positive relationship between designation and grandiose and vulnerable narcissism By employing purposive sampling technique, a sample of (N = 80) of doctors was recruited from few public sector hospitals of Lahore (Jinnah Hospital, Lahore General Hospital, Hospital, Services Hospital, and Mayo Hospital). Pathological Narcissism Inventory (PNI), (Pincus, 2013) was used to assess the research variables while results were generated by applying t-test, One Way ANOVA, and Two Way ANOVA which showed that there were differences in the degree of exhibition of grandiose narcissism and vulnerable narcissism in doctors. The results also revealed that there was no relationship between designation and two form of narcissism in doctors. The findings implied important role in improving the patient-doctor relationship and in understanding doctor’s attitude.

Keywords: Grandiose Narcissism, Vulnerable Narcissism.
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