Can Narcissism Fuel Grit?
Scott Barry Kaufman: Is it possible that grandiosity and vulnerability in combination can fuel grit? Perhaps a certain amount of grandiosity and self-doubt are important for high-level performance, but each one can keep the other in check. Some recent research suggests this might actually be the case. In a recent study, Harry Manley and colleagues found across three studies that narcissistic grandiosity was only positively related to persistence to personally-relevant goals when individuals also possessed a degree of self-doubt. In the absence of vulnerability, grandiosity was unrelated to persistence.