Narcissism in the Workplace: Fit Matters
Below, you can watch my (rejected) submission to Google’s re:Work conference. A straight-forward and applied explanation of our (with Emily Grijalva) finding that when narcissists are in jobs that fit their grandiose self-concept and need for admiration, they stop doing certain bad things in the workplace (namely, counterproductive work behaviors). This is especially relevant alongside recent findings that moderate levels of narcissism are ideal for leadership effectiveness (Grijalva, Harms, Newman, Gaddis, & Fraley, 2014). Enjoy.