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I finally had some time to Google this again, and I found the source. The most popular source of this seems to be Ruth Benedict's paper in J. General Psychology, 10, p. 59-80 (1934). Long excepts from it can be viewed without a paywall here. I think that the original source is from Franz Boas's anthropological work on the Kwakiutl (one group of Kwakwaka'...


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It's possible to have one or more traits of a personality disorder without qualifying for that personality disorder itself (see Merck Manual Overview of Personality Disorders for definitions of traits). The person you're describing does have certain narcissistic traits, and would probably be ultrasensitive about being criticized for it. In the situations ...


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