Different perspectives on narcissism in organizational contexts – a review and future research directions
Oara Prundeanu, Ticu Constantin, Octav-Sorin Candel
Nowadays, the popular press and the majority of studies had encouraged a negative view of narcissism and described it as „a guilty – personality construct” in most organizational behaviors. We reviewed the literature on narcissism in the organizational context and argue that narcissism may be conceived as being both healthy for the individual and the firm performance. We begin by briefly describing the concept of narcissism, assessment and several theoretical models. We next review the research on narcissism in relation to leadership and performance. The results suggest that narcissistic leaders can have positive organizational effects. Directions for future research, theoretical implications, and emerging themes are discussed.
narcissism, leadership, performance, organizational behaviors
OARA PRUNDEANU – Al. I. Cuza University, Iaşi, Romania, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
TICU CONSTANTIN – Al. I. Cuza University, Iaşi, Romania, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
OCTAV-SORIN CANDEL – Al. I. Cuza University, Iaşi, Romania, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences