Michael P Grosz, Isabell Hartmann, Michael L Dufner, Marius Leckelt, Tanja M Gerlach, John Rauthmann, Jaap Denissen, Albrecht Küfner and Mitja Back

A process × domain assessment of narcissism: The Domain-Specific Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire


Research on grandiose narcissism distinguishes between self-promotional processes (i.e., narcissistic admiration) and other-derogative processes (i.e., narcissistic rivalry; Back et al., 2013). Moreover, research has begun to assess and investigate narcissistic manifestations in different domains (e.g., communal narcissism). To integrate these two lines of research, we developed the Domain-Specific Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire (D-NARQ), a 72-item narcissism questionnaire that contains a self-promotional (narcissistic admiration) process scale and an other-derogatory (narcissistic rivalry) process scale for four domains: intellectual ability, social dominance, communal care, and physical attractiveness. We investigated the psychometric properties of the D-NARQ in a large online study (N = 1,635). Model fit statistics were largely in line with the theorized factor structure. The measurement precision of the D-NARQ scales were good to very good, and their correlations with established narcissism scales, the Big Five personality traits, and comparative self-evaluations largely supported their convergent and discriminant validity.

Preprint available at https://psyarxiv.com/phj2c. Open data and open analyses code available at https://osf.io/vqys9/.