Are You a Narcissist?

When you're in a group setting and there are multiple conversations going on, do you have a hard time getting a word in?

Do you feel that some day you are going to meet the perfect mate?

When someone cuts you off while driving, do you...

You are walking in the downtown area of a major city. There is a drunk homeless person laying in the street who has been obviously beaten. They are screaming for someone to help them. What do you do?

Your best friend just won the lottery. The jackpot is a life-changing amount of money. How does that make you feel?

You are stuck in traffic and late for a get together. How do you feel?

Do you ever feel that the majority of people are idiots?

What do you really think of your boss?

I can't handle the thought of someone not liking me.

What sort of relationship do you currently have? If no relationship, then the last one you were in.

Do you have “canned” stories that you tell people just to make yourself look good? Tales of heroism, etc...

How do you respond to criticism?

During an argument, do you feel the need to have the last word?

Are you prone to anger when things don't go your way?

Do you find yourself giving advice to others – even if they don't ask for it?

How do you feel about having to line up for something?

Does it ever feel as though everyone is in your way when you need to get somewhere in a hurry?

Do you feel like you're superior to those around you? Even if you don't have any special talents, abilities, or accomplishments to your name...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you think you might have narcissistic tendencies, then this quiz is going to help shed light on that.

Most of us go about our everyday routine, oblivious to the fact that narcissism may be ruining our lives. In fact, the majority of people are highly insulted when you suggest that they might be a full or borderline narcissist. But many don’t really understand what that truly means.

For the most part (and this is a classic definition), a narcissist is one who thinks highly of themselves and goes to great lengths to make sure other people know it too.

It is a person who generally believes they are smarter and more talented than they actually are. They have no problem expressing the fact that they are far and away smarter and superior than the average person.

They are smug, self-absorbed, full of confidence, conceited and usually don’t have much empathy for others.

At least, that is the traditional definition.

However, it is more complicated than that.

You see, there are really two very different narcissist types.

Grandiose and Vulnerable.

The Grandiose narcissist follows the traditional definition as outlined above. They are just full of themselves, have little empathy for others, and go about their daily lives thinking they are better than everyone else. This superiority complex is usually unfounded. More often than not, there is nothing special about them that would essentially make them any better, smarter, or more talented than the average person.

They thrive on attention and need to be praised and looked up to constantly. Anyone who crosses them should expect full retaliation and then some.

The Vulnerable narcissist is harder to pick out of a crowd. Generally, they are quiet individuals who are very sensitive to criticism, have low self esteem and are constantly seeking the approval of others. They expect to be treated with the utmost respect and when they are not, it is devastating for them.

All they want is respect – and when they don’t get it, well, it’s like the end of the world.

Often, they view the world and the people in it as being hostile. In their mind, people are not respectful, courteous, or kind and they feel they are often taken advantage of by these types. The bottom line is that they feel they should be treated with more respect than most of us would expect (if that makes any sense at all).

Talking to a person like this, you soon get the idea that they are self-absorbed and love to feel sorry for themselves.

Quite often, the narcissist’s behavior stems from low self esteem. This is true of both kinds of narcissist. Thought they may want you to see them as confident, they are anything but. While this particular quiz covers the more traditional narcissist (Grandiose), there are questions that may also be applied to the Vulnerable narcissist as well.

Thanks for taking the quiz and I hope you found it useful.