Between imposing one’s will and protecting oneself. Narcissism and the meaning of life among Dutch pastors
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SourceJournal of Religion and Health, 44, 4, (2005), pp. 413-426
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SW OZ BSI SCP
Journal of Religion and Health
SubjectBehaviour Change and Well-being
In contemporary 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 among pastors. Narcissism is further specified into several dimensions (centripetal narcissism, centrifugal narcissism, isolation and self-satisfaction) and the significance of these dimensions is examined for two central dimensions of the attribution of meaning (frame of reference and fulfilment). The article discusses the significance of the relationship between narcissism and meaning for the professional performance of pastors.
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