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Maldonado, Manuel Arias, José Javier Olivas Osuna, and Enrique Clari. “Narcisismo colectivo, populismo y perfiles políticos en Andalucía y Cataluña.” Revista Centra de Ciencias Sociales 1, no. 2 (2022): 121-138.


This article analyzes the relationship between populism and collective narcissism based on empirical data provided by an opinion survey carried out in Andalusia and Catalonia. By collective narcissism we must understand the belief that the group to which one belongs is exceptional and lacks the recognition it deserves. In principle, one would expect that collective narcissism would be a predictor of populism, since the latter is based on the creation of a moralistic antagonism between the authentic people and their enemies. The results of the survey suggest that the relationship between narcissism, populism and identities is complex and is mediated by contextual factors of a social and political nature; This is the case with linguistic identification in Catalonia in the framework of the separatist al . (2014) when identifying left-wing populism.

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