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Relationship between grandiose and vulnerable narcissism and type of committed crime in population of polish prisoners

Oliwia Maciantowicz, Joanna Witowska, Anna Zajenkowska, Marta Bodecka, Marta Skrzypek
Psychiatria 2017;14(4):249-254.

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Introduction: It is observed that the level of return to crime in Poland is slightly increasing and in the period 2009–2014
its rate was about 26%. In connection with this fact, exploring factors associated with the probability of offense is very
important. The conducted study focused on personality traits and its aim was to analyze a potential relationships between
two types of narcissisms (grandiose and vulnerable) and committed crime (robberies, murder/attempted murder, fraud).
Material and methods: The data were collected among prisoners (n = 109, 12 men). Vulnerable narcissism was
measured with Hypersensitive Narcissism Scale in the polish adaptation. Grandiose narcissism was measured with NPI
in the polish adaptation.
Results: The results show that vulnerable narcissism is a factor which differentiates robber group of prisoners and
prisoners convicted of a fraud.
Conclusions: The current study sheds more light on the relationships between narcissisms and aggressive behavior.
Moreover, these findings may be important for creating therapeutic tools and programs in the penitentiaries.

Abstract

Introduction: It is observed that the level of return to crime in Poland is slightly increasing and in the period 2009–2014
its rate was about 26%. In connection with this fact, exploring factors associated with the probability of offense is very
important. The conducted study focused on personality traits and its aim was to analyze a potential relationships between
two types of narcissisms (grandiose and vulnerable) and committed crime (robberies, murder/attempted murder, fraud).
Material and methods: The data were collected among prisoners (n = 109, 12 men). Vulnerable narcissism was
measured with Hypersensitive Narcissism Scale in the polish adaptation. Grandiose narcissism was measured with NPI
in the polish adaptation.
Results: The results show that vulnerable narcissism is a factor which differentiates robber group of prisoners and
prisoners convicted of a fraud.
Conclusions: The current study sheds more light on the relationships between narcissisms and aggressive behavior.
Moreover, these findings may be important for creating therapeutic tools and programs in the penitentiaries.

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Keywords

grandiose narcissism, vulnerable narcissism, crime type, population of prisoners

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Relationship between grandiose and vulnerable narcissism and type of committed crime in population of polish prisoners

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

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Vol 14, No 4 (2017)

Article type

Research paper

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249-254

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Psychiatria 2017;14(4):249-254.

Keywords

grandiose narcissism
vulnerable narcissism
crime type
population of prisoners

Authors

Oliwia Maciantowicz
Joanna Witowska
Anna Zajenkowska
Marta Bodecka
Marta Skrzypek

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