The Narcissism Test

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Authority: 2.00
Self-Sufficiency: 3.00
Superiority: 4.00
Exhibitionism: 0.00
Exploitativeness: 4.00
Vanity: 0.00
Entitlement: 0.00

Okay, I AM superior to most people. You can pretty well empirically prove that. I'm just extremely fortunate to be blessed in most regards. Nonetheless, I'm modest as hell about it in practice (except on The Escapist, where I turn my social filtering system almost entirely OFF).

Exploitativeness...the test asked me what I CAN do. I CAN manipulate most people with ease....but I don't. I'm super honest, and that pretty much means people are left to their own devices. Most of my manipulation the last 3 years has been focused on subtly directing my friend's attention to highlight certain facts about her life, herself, and the people around her, in the interests of crushing her self-doubt, building her confidence in her various talents, and making her realize that certain people are having hugely negative effects on her life.
She is MASSIVELY more confident and mature than she was a couple years ago, and she's finally let herself loose to do what she wants to do and not be insecure about what people might say about it.
Currently working on getting her to accept that she genuinely has some serious artistic ability (she thinks she sucks).
Then I only have the one last major hurdle - getting her to understand what literally EVERYONE ELSE aware of the situation knows.....that her boyfriend is a complete jackass and is terrible to her.

I'm all "Spider-Man" about what I -can- do. Great power, great responsibility. For example, I'm a very good liar, but unless there's a fairly serious need for it, I'm dead honest.
Today I told my other friend (who is like an alternate universe female version of me) that her tits were fucking awesome because she was feeling self-conscious about them. And, since she knows I'm just being honest, she cheered right up.

I find the credibility that comes with honesty to be a much more powerful tool than any web of lies.....but it also happens to make your powers of deception that much more powerful when you really need them (assuming you're any good at it).
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I don't care if you're arrogant and just THINK you're amazing, or just confident because you genuinely ARE amazing.
In the end, I think what really matters is that you try and apply your powers/abilities/skills/talents/gifts/etc, real or imagined, to noble pursuits.
As long a you try and do good things for the world or the people around you....I don't care how amazing you think you are or aren't.

14. High end of Average.

Authority: 2.00
Self-Sufficiency: 5.00
Superiority: 1.00
Exhibitionism: 0.00
Exploitativeness: 4.00
Vanity: 0.00
Entitlement: 2.00

Sounds about right TBH. Don't care for showing myself off, or about my looks at all. I feel I am superior to the average person [And I am], but not extraordinary by any means - there are those that would make me look like a fool if I ever thought I was I'm sure - I like having some level of authority, largely due to other's incompetence when placed in Authority, however if a more competent leader is found I am more than happy to let them take charge. I prefer to, and am able to, fend and think for myself, rather than having others do everything for me. I feel I am entitled to some respect from others, and a good life overall, though nothing in particular really. I do exploit other people fairly often, though only in minor ways and often for the benefit of both; Use my knowledge of my friends to manipulate them into going out and having a good time rather than sitting in their rooms and complaining about life as an example.

Questions are stupid, but it got an accurate enough result for me.

Yay 9. With zero vanity and zero exhibitionism. Respect my meekness!

Authority: 2.00
Self-Sufficiency: 3.00
Superiority: 2.00
Exhibitionism: 0.00
Exploitativeness: 1.00
Vanity: 0.00
Entitlement: 1.00

Glaciatedhands:
Your Total: 2
Authority: 0.00
Self-Sufficiency: 1.00
Superiority: 0.00
Exhibitionism: 0.00
Exploitativeness: 0.00
Vanity: 0.00
Entitlement: 1.00

What does this mean? D:

It means you're an entitled prick ;p

Authority: 0.00
Self-Sufficiency: 4.00
Superiority: 4.00
Exhibitionism: 0.00
Exploitativeness: 2.00
Vanity: 0.00
Entitlement: 0.00

So according to this I show no desire to lead others, am very self reliant, have quite the superiority complex, and on occasion manipulate others toward my own goals while expecting very little from life and others... Seems bout right.

scored 9.
I believe this is accurate.

2...? Only 2? Is that even possible? What?

1 in superiority and 1 into self sufficiency.

My total was 23.

Authority: 6.00
Self-Sufficiency: 1.00
Superiority: 3.00
Exhibitionism: 4.00
Exploitativeness: 4.00
Vanity: 1.00
Entitlement: 4.00

I got a 7 which is what i expected since ive always believed i was the opposite of arrogance.

I know I'm so good I don't care about some stupid test :D

j/k

This test seemed a bit poorly designed to me. Nonetheless...
Total: 10
Authority: 2.00
Self-Sufficiency: 3.00
Superiority: 2.00
Exhibitionism: 1.00
Exploitativeness: 1.00
Vanity: 0.00
Entitlement: 1.00

Score: 9

Authority: 0.00
Self-Sufficiency: 1.00
Superiority: 3.00
Exhibitionism: 1.00
Exploitativeness: 2.00
Vanity: 1.00
Entitlement: 1.00

Yeah, sounds about right.

With a few of the questions, I either agreed with both or didn't agree with either. The test needs more middle-ground.

Authority: 0.00
Self-Sufficiency: 1.00
Superiority: 2.00
Exhibitionism: 0.00
Exploitativeness: 0.00
Vanity: 0.00
Entitlement: 2.00

Your Total: 5

Some of the questions bugged me. For instance, I don't think I am in any way 'much like everyone else' but at the same time it seem's dickish and untrue to call myself 'an extraordinary person' ..

13 - Average
Authority: 4.00
Self-Sufficiency: 3.00
Superiority: 2.00
Exhibitionism: 2.00
Exploitativeness: 1.00
Vanity: 1.00
Entitlement: 0.00

I'm surprised really, because I always thought I was really narcissistic.

Also, Entitlement 0, screw you stereotypes about private school kids!

I scored right around where I thought I would... So maybe I need to seek help :P

Your Total: 18
Between 12 and 15 is average.
Celebrities often score closer to 18.
Narcissists score over 20.
Because you scored 18 or higher, you may want to check out the symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder.

Authority: 6.00
Self-Sufficiency: 3.00
Superiority: 2.00
Exhibitionism: 1.00
Exploitativeness: 3.00
Vanity: 0.00
Entitlement: 3.00

I do have absolutely no vanity though! And I answered all my questions truthfully ^.^

Your Total: 2

Authority: 0.00
Self-Sufficiency: 0.00
Superiority: 0.00
Exhibitionism: 0.00
Exploitativeness: 1.00
Vanity: 0.00
Entitlement: 1.00

Yeah... That felt a bit simplistic. I know I think more highly of myself than that, haha.

I scored a 38, of course I knew that. I can literally spend hours (I'm not even shitting you) staring at myself in the mirror, I am utterly in love with myself and I think the most worthy partner would be myself for myself. I am really aware of how this sounds and I really don't give much of a shit, in fact, I like it.

EDIT: Scores following the format:

My score: 38

Authority: 8.00
Self-Sufficiency: 5.00
Superiority: 5.00
Exhibitionism: 6.00
Exploitativeness: 5.00
Vanity: 3.00
Entitlement: 6.00

Edit2: Why isn't Vanity higher? I am the most vain person I've ever met, that's just retarded.

I got 6 what does that mean?

Your Total: 27

Authority: 6.00
Self-Sufficiency: 4.00
Superiority: 2.00
Exhibitionism: 6.00
Exploitativeness: 4.00
Vanity: 3.00
Entitlement: 2.00

Wow, these questions are incredibly polarizing. Ridiculously so, actually.
I scored a 24, but frankly, I would rate myself in a 17-21 range in accordance with this scale. I do hold myself in very high esteem, but I don't consider myself to be superior to anyone. I am very proud of my physical appearance, but I don't downgrade other simply for being unattractive. I love being complimented and recognized, but I don't feel that I am entitled to those things.
In my book, I have abnormally high self confidence in most areas, but I don't think I'm at the narcissistic level yet.

I scored 34
but then im 15 years old and will probably drop about 20 in a few years

Utterly, utterly useless test.

Your total: 23
Authority: 5.00
Self-Sufficiency: 3.00
Superiority: 3.00
Exhibitionism: 3.00
Exploitativeness: 3.00
Vanity: 3.00
Entitlement: 3.00

The thing is, the questions on this bullshit test were utterly binary, and only gave two extremes. Either you like to always be the centre of attention, or you never like to be the centre of attention at all. Either your live your life to receive compliments, or you shudder every single time anyone gives you a small bit of praise.

Point 1) I have a natural talent for influencing people/I am not good at influencing people.

Well, I know for a fact that I have influenced people in the recent past. Not for anything major, simply that I've suggested something, and others have gone along with it. That doesn't mean I'm naturally good at it or anything, simply that I've managed to influence them in the past. It's not a skill I was fucking born with or anything.

Point 2) Modesty doesn't become me/I am essentially a modest person

What about if I don't like to rub my skills in other people's faces, but at the same time still take professional pride in the skills that I have nurtured thus far in my life. I like to think I'm pretty good with a pencil. Not astounding, nut better than your average doodler. In saying that, am I being essentially modest, or am I throwing modesty to the wind?

I know that I'm a pretty dang good guitar player. I've been playing most of my life, and have practised my arse off to get to the technical point I'm at now. Again, I don't like to rub it in people's faces, but I am good. Where does that set me here?

Point 3) I would do almost anything on a dare/ I am essentially a cautious person

Where the fuck is the option for "I'm always up for a laugh, and will certainly do a lot of things on a whim, depending on circumstance, context and location"? The world isn't divided into extreme introverts and extreme extroverts.

The whole fucking test is like this. Apparently taking any sort of professional pride in yourself, and exhibiting anything other than meek, submissive mewling behaviour is enough to get you labelled a raging narcissist. By that logic, any man or woman who stands up for themselves in an argument by pointing out that they are worth something is giving in to latent narcissism.

If a women stands up to her abusive husband and says "Actually, I'm not a piece of shit, I am a human being worth giving a crap over!" Narcissist! If a guy stands up to his overbearing friend by pointing out "You're not always right, so stop acting like it! Remember all the times when I was right and you were wrong!" Narcissist.

I'm pretty strong-willed, and I've got a lot of self belief. That I'll happily admit. But I also try, in day to day life, to be polite, courteous and not rub my shit in people's faces. I know that I make mistakes, and I try and act in a way so that other people will accept them when they happen. At my best, I'm pretty fucking awesome, but at my worst I can be a right douchebag, and I try and find a middle ground between the two. Yes, sometimes I think I'm better than others around me, but that's just human nature. I am gifted with the ability to see and form my own thoughts, whereas I cannot do that for others. Hence why my own logic and reasoning often makes more sense to me than the strange behaviours of others.

I don't call that narcissistic. I simply call that being human.

I scored 23, boeya!

Authority: 5.00
Self-Sufficiency: 5.00
Superiority: 5.00
Exhibitionism: 1.00
Exploitativeness: 4.00
Vanity: 0.00
Entitlement: 3.00

Though i would like to not sometimes the possible answers didn't match in either case, heck sometimes the answers weren't even polar opposites but barely relevant to each other. So while the score kinda matches it's still somewhat broken.

I started answering, but they were so pathetic with no middle ground that I just fucking stopped because that test was gonna be 50% blank for me -.-

I would rate myself probably a 15-17, slightly less modest than average :P
But seriously screw that test and its awful binary choices.

EDIT:

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:

One snip to rule them all...
One snip to find them...
One snip to bring them all...
And in the forums bind them.

I should have read this post before posting, it is a beautiful and adequately rage-ridden description of my exact feelings on this test. I applaud thee!

Your Total: 1
Authority: 0.00
Self-Sufficiency: 0.00
Superiority: 0.00
Exhibitionism: 0.00
Exploitativeness: 1.00
Vanity: 0.00
Entitlement: 0.00

Am I anti-narcassist?

I got 20. Apparently being confident, humble and generous makes me bad.
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However I am very good at lying and manipulating people.

Was expecting to be told I was special and narcissistic. Was told I was only average. What does that say about me? =D

Brandon237:
I started answering, but they were so pathetic with no middle ground that I just fucking stopped because that test was gonna be 50% blank for me -.-

I would rate myself probably a 15-17, slightly less modest than average :P
But seriously screw that test and its awful binary choices.

It's probably more clever than you give it credit it for. These tests aren't normally binary and there was a very clear explanation of what it expected you to do in a situation where you felt neither applied. There's a lot of repetition of single statements but with another statement on the other side. (Variations on "I want to succeed" with "I expect to fail", "I will succeed" "Success doesn't matter to me" etc on the other side). So I think through the course of the whole test they're actually grading a lot more thoroughly than the usual 1-5 scale might.

Evil Smurf:
I got 20. Apparently being confident, humble and generous makes me bad.
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However I am very good at lying and manipulating people.

Brother!
AHAHAHAHA!
XD

Apparently you're a lot like me, right down to the TF2 playing and zombie exterminating!

Ieyke:

Evil Smurf:
I got 20. Apparently being confident, humble and generous makes me bad.
image

However I am very good at lying and manipulating people.

Brother!
AHAHAHAHA!
XD

Apparently you're a lot like me, right down to the TF2 playing and zombie exterminating!

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Do you have long hair or like Iron Maiden?

Heh. 1.

Authority: 0.00
Self-Sufficiency: 0.00
Superiority: 0.00
Exhibitionism: 0.00
Exploitativeness: 1.00
Vanity: 0.00
Entitlement: 0.00

Most or all of those questions are... odd. Not sure why someone could answer any of the damned things in such a definite manner.

Yeah. None of these really apply to me.

Take number 5. Neither. At all. Ruling the world does not frighten me. And I do not believe it would be a better place.

At best it would be a horrible, dark place. With the only truly happy people being those living in towns my oppress-o-bots, name pending, (human mooks aren't as reliable as robots designed to be loyal only to me.) don't go to that often. Me ruling the entirety of the planet, and galaxy that we have managed to explore after the jump in technology by crossing lines "moral" people would never cross. Oppressing and killing as I please in my search for immortality. I would be a dark, evil, genre-savvy overlord.

And number 4! I am completely confident in myself, and not because I am told I am good at what I like. I KNOW I excel in what I like. Only cemented by the fact that everyone who has discouraged me from what I like, can't spell or write for shit. And that their only arguments against it are that it is something they don't like. Effectively giving them no say in my decision to be a writer.

26 HA!

Authority: 6.00
Self-Sufficiency: 5.00
Superiority: 4.00
Exhibitionism: 3.00
Exploitativeness: 2.00
Vanity: 1.00
Entitlement: 5.00

First of all that is probably higher than it should be, but that is largely because I tended to answer questions that way - because I kind of wanted to score higher... which may very well say something right there.

I am, however, fairly narcissistic. I know that and am actually (and perhaps not surprisingly) pleased by it.

Zyst:

My score: 38

Authority: 8.00
Self-Sufficiency: 5.00
Superiority: 5.00
Exhibitionism: 6.00
Exploitativeness: 5.00
Vanity: 3.00
Entitlement: 6.00

Edit2: Why isn't Vanity higher? I am the most vain person I've ever met, that's just retarded.

I think vanity is scaled rather differently than the others, and that a "3" is actually very high on its scale.

Evil Smurf:

Ieyke:

Evil Smurf:
I got 20. Apparently being confident, humble and generous makes me bad.
image

However I am very good at lying and manipulating people.

Brother!
AHAHAHAHA!
XD

Apparently you're a lot like me, right down to the TF2 playing and zombie exterminating!

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Do you have long hair or like Iron Maiden?

I used to back in high school. Now it's real short.

Ha! 39!
I beat you all.
Authority: 8.00
Self-Sufficiency: 6.00
Superiority: 5.00
Exhibitionism: 6.00
Exploitativeness: 5.00
Vanity: 3.00
Entitlement: 6.00

JoJo:
My result...

22

Authority: 7.00
Self-Sufficiency: 4.00
Superiority: 4.00
Exhibitionism: 1.00
Exploitativeness: 3.00
Vanity: 1.00
Entitlement: 2.00

Woah, the Escapist record so far! Not a particularly good test though since it can't differentiate between someone who erroneously believes they are better than others and someone who actually is better, and it would be dead easy to get a low score by deliberately answering the "modest" answers. Quite seriously I don't believe I have the disorder despite scoring high enough since I get along well with most people, certainly not bad enough it's a disorder >.>

Authority: 7.00
Self-Sufficiency: 5.00
Superiority: 0.00
Exhibitionism: 3.00
Exploitativeness: 3.00
Vanity: 2.00
Entitlement: 2.00

I guess you and I will just have to decide how we're going to split the spoils up.

Is narcissism a serious condition? I'd like to know before I post my score because I got over 20 with a score of 25.

Authority: 5
Self Suffiency: 5
Superiority: 3
Exhibitionism: 4
Exploitiveness: 5
Vanity: 0
Entitlement: 3

This probably stems from my worst fear: to die and have my name forgotten after 3 years. Nothing scares me more than the thought of not having a visible impact upon the world and I'm not afraid to admit it. Its a long shot but I'm determined to not die until I achieve that. I'd like to point out that all the vanity questions were about my body which is pretty average.

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