Gedrag & gezondheid

, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 136–144 | Cite as

Tussen heersen en zelfbescherming. Narcisme en zinervaring

  • Hessel ZondagEmail author


Between domination and self-protection. Narcissism and meaning of life

In contemporary Western culture, narcissism is an important and common personality trait. This trait is very significant for the meaning people experience in their lives. This article deals with an inquiry into the relationship between narcissism and the meaning of life. Narcissism is specified into several dimensions: centripetal narcissism, centrifugal narcissism, isolation, and self-satisfaction. The significance of these dimensions is examined for two central dimensions of the attribution of meaning: frame of reference and fulfillment.


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