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Whereas greater genuine altruism (doing good without expecting benefits to the self) was most associated with reduced propensities for anger and shame, greater narcissistic altruism (doing good to receive benefits like admiration) was most associated with higher propensities for and rumination on anger. Neither was particularly associated with joy dispositions.


Dr. Michelle Schoenleber, Psychology

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psychology, narcissism, altruism

Genuine and Narcissistic Altruism are Differentially Related to Anger-, Shame-, and Joy-Related Dispositions

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