According to the DSM-IV, narcissistic personality disorder is defined as a "pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behaviour), need for admiration and lack of empathy, beginning in early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts." (p. 282). Also see the Hypersensitive Narcissism Scale (HSNS), which tests specifically for the covert form of narcissism as identified in the research.
For this scale, please choose the response (A or B) that best describes you. Do not spend too long on each question. The scale is composed of 40 questions and takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
Twenge, J. M., Konrath, S., Foster, J. D., Keith Campbell, W., & Bushman, B. J. (2008). Egos Inflating Over Time: A Cross‐Temporal Meta‐Analysis of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory. Journal of personality, 76(4), 875-902.
No healthy and emotionally balanced person will score a 0/40; once aware, people can, and do change; self deprecation is often an invisible wall not to let others in; confidence in thought is healthy; confidence in all deeds is not; there will always be leaders and followers; sometimes one needs to lead, other times, one should follow, and sometimes, just get out of the way so something can get done!
Keep getting from 28-36..... So many of these things I was just like- yup that's how I feel, the idea of being a narcissist doesn't bother me very much, I am intelligent, skillful and a leader, recognizing these things and the overall feeling of grandeur make me vain and pretty narcissistic but they also are what make me believe I will be sucesful
Dumb online test - either or answers aren't definitive enough to be valid. Though the guy that looks for little boxes to type things about his penis is a narcissist, and he didn't say what he scored. I'm thinking with his attitude - he doesn't! lol@me