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New psychology study suggests shame plays key role in link between narcissism and maladaptive daydreaming

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“The present study highlights a stronger link between vulnerable narcissism and maladaptive daydreaming, and also shows that it is mediated by shame experiences, in line with both studies showing the centrality of feelings of shame in this form of narcissism and evidence of different ways used by narcissists to protect themselves from fully experiencing a deeply embedded sense of shame and inadequacy.”
The study sheds light on an important aspect of the personality trait of narcissism. However, it also has limitations that need to be taken into account. Notably, although the statistical model used seems to propose cause-and effect relationships, the design of this study does not allow any conclusions of that type to be made. Additionally, the sample was mainly composed of young people from Italy. Results on older individuals and in other cultures might not be the same.

New psychology study suggests shame plays key role in link between narcissism and maladaptive daydreaming (psypost.org)

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