Just Like Other People: Narcissism Among Pastors

Abstract

In contemporary culture, narcissism is an important and common personality trait. It colours people's attitudes towards themselves and others, and plays an important role in their performance and success in relational occupations, including the pastorate. A survey among Dutch pastors was used as the basis for developing a typology of four narcissistic styles: balanced, vulnerable, undisguised, and masking. The implications of these four styles for the pastoral profession are discussed.

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Zondag, H.J. Just Like Other People: Narcissism Among Pastors. Pastoral Psychology 52, 423–437 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1023/B:PASP.0000020689.53047.28

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