Echo Loves Art: The Achievement of Narcissistic Online Artists


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Proud Arunrangsiwed, Animation and Multimedia program, Faculty of Management Science, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University

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Abstract
Many previous studies have agreed that narcissism is associated with many negative traits, negative behaviors and depression. Creating artwork, in contrast, benefits life outcomes and heals mental illness. The objective of the current study is to examine the relationship between narcissism and the achievement of artists on deviantArt.com. To measure level of narcissism, Artist’s Narcissism scale was tested with art and non-art students at a Midwestern university in the United States before using in this study. DeviantArt’s account statistics data were considered as online achievement. These data were collected from 119 deviantArt users, randomly selected by their online time. Correlation analysis showed a statistic significant relationship
between narcissism and the achievement of artists. Although it seems that narcissism might not be harmful for these artists, future research should look for the reason behind this relationship, if narcissism might have an effect on the style of artwork.

Keywords: Narcissism, DeviantArt, Artist, Archievement, Social Networking Site

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Arunrangsiwed, P. (2015). Echo Loves Art: The Achievement of Narcissistic Online Artists (ความสาเร็จของศิลปินผู้หลงตัวเองในสังคมออนไลน์ศิลปะ). วารสารจิตวิทยา มหาวิทยาลัยเกษมบัณฑิต, 5(1), 59-75.

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