Transformative Process Concerning Hypervigilant Narcissism in University Students

[Speaker] Koya, Mayumi:1
[Co-author] Takano, Yasuyo:2
1:Shinshu University (Japan), 2:Hiroshima University (Japan)

This research was aimed at clarifying a transformative process concerning hypervigilant narcissism within a group of university students. To check the transformation of hypervigilant narcissism, 556 students answered twice questionnaires in half a year interval. And eleven students who showed an amelioration of hypervigilant narcissism participated in interview survey. Participants were instructed to think of the reason why their hypervigilant narcissism were ameliorated. They described their experiences feeling an expanded sense of values under various circumstances involving school work, part-time jobs, and their relationships with friends and family members. One of the characteristics of hypervigilant narcissism is an over-sensitivity to evaluation and approval by other people. This research has suggested a process for ameliorating this over-sensitivity through the aforementioned type of experience.
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