eCommons

DigitalCollections@ILR
ILR School
 

From a Mirage to an Oasis: Narcissism, Perceived Creativity, and Creative Performance

dc.contributor.authorGoncalo, Jack
dc.contributor.authorFlynn, Francis J.
dc.contributor.authorKim, Sharon H.
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-17T17:21:26Z
dc.date.available2020-11-17T17:21:26Z
dc.date.issued2010-04-01
dc.description.abstractWe examine the link between narcissism and creativity at the individual, relational, and group levels of analysis. We find that narcissists are not necessarily more creative than others but they think they are, and they are adept at convincing others to agree with them. In the first study, narcissism was positively associated with self-rated creativity, despite the fact that blind coders saw no difference between the creative products offered by those low and high on narcissism. In a second study, more narcissistic individuals asked to pitch creative ideas to a target person were judged by the targets as being more creative than were less narcissistic individuals, in part because narcissists were more enthusiastic. Finally, in a study of group creativity, we find evidence of a curvilinear effect: having more narcissists is better for generating creative outcomes (but having too many provides diminishing returns).
dc.description.legacydownloadsGoncalo33_Narcissism.pdf: 3941 downloads, before Oct. 1, 2020.
dc.identifier.other1356238
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/75580
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsRequired Publisher Statement: The final paper is forthcoming in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, published by SAGE Publications.
dc.subjectnarcissism
dc.subjectcreativity
dc.subjectself-enhancement
dc.subjectgroup dynamics
dc.titleFrom a Mirage to an Oasis: Narcissism, Perceived Creativity, and Creative Performance
dc.typearticle
local.authorAffiliationGoncalo, Jack: jag97@cornell.edu Cornell University
local.authorAffiliationFlynn, Francis J.: Stanford University
local.authorAffiliationKim, Sharon H.: sk475@cornell.edu Cornell University

Files

Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
Goncalo33_Narcissism.pdf
Size:
1.69 MB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format