The Narcissism Test

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I got 7

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

I disliked that it said nothing about being below average on the page, I would of liked to have seen what my number represents.

Only yes or no? That's hard. I like to trend towards the middle to screw with polls and tests.

i got a 24.
Authority: 6.00
Self-Sufficiency: 4.00
Superiority: 4.00
Exhibitionism: 5.00
Exploitativeness: 1.00
Vanity: 3.00
Entitlement: 1.00

Well, I am pretty vain.

This is one of the dumbest tests I've ever seen. I don't know what to choose because almost none of that stuff applies to me. It's such a badly thought out test. Why only two choices when clearly there can be at least four options that people can identify with on almost every question. Whoever made this test clearly knows nothing about how people think.

9

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

Entitlement is like the worst one here... >-> well, this sux..

By the way, it seems a few people didn't read the instructions. " For each statement, choose the item from Column A or B that best matches you (even if it's not a perfect fit)." which basically means to not leave it blank. :P

19, hehe. The two big fields were Superiority and Exhibitionism. :D

Scored a 12.

But that said, this is a very poor example of quantitative research. The options mean nothing. Most of them askfora fact about yourself on one side, something that you know or believe you know, and then the other proposes a vague philosophical concept that you may or may not agree with... it makes no sense at all.

I got a 5

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

How the HELL can I feel superior to others when I get a score of 5???

20. But then, I'm an intensivist. If I didn't think I was pretty special, I wouldn't have gone to all this trouble to run an ICU.

And honestly, if I ever end up in the ICU, I want the intensivist to believe he's pretty special. Otherwise, he may hesitate when making a decision necessary to save my life.

7 for me.

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

Quality of the quiz notwithstanding, i'd say this is pretty accurate. I know my own worst characteristics well, or at least I try to, and this more or less matches with my own thoughts on that. Namely that I prefer to be a lone wolf, sometimes have a bit of a sense of superiority (when involved in something I am exceedingly good at and little else), occasional desires to control and shape situations to my own benefit, and that I expect to receive what I feel I deserve - willingly or not. But... all of this is fairly mild, and does not come out very often. On the other hand, showing off and stressing physical appearance are most certainly not things I do, and taking advantage of people is something that makes me really despise people, and is therefore something I try hard to avoid. :o

I got 23 which is ridiculous! It's not that I'm a narcissist, it's just that I know I'm awesome and superior to the average man damn it.

Your Total: 16

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

Aw man, I was hoping for a higher vanity score, since I'm more narcissistic than Narcissus himself; even my reflection isn't good enough for me since it's nowhere near as good looking as I am.

Though I do agree with the superiority score, since it's a proven fact that I'm better than everyone else.

But the exhibitionism score worries me...

I got an 18. Only because the answers were so... meh. "I hate my self image!" "I love myself imagine" "I love being in charge!" "I can't stand it" Need a little middle ground.

Narcissistic Trait
Authority: 5.00
Self-Sufficiency: 2.00
Superiority: 1.00
Exhibitionism: 2.00
Exploitativeness: 3.00
Vanity: 0.00
Entitlement: 5.00

I may think we're all equal, but in my head I'm a good leader. This is what I get for being at the head of clans and guilds for the last ten years I guess -_- I rely on others though if that counts towards being a good person, right? Need minio... friends to help with my work an all.

Clowndoe:
I answered honestly:

21

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

To the post above: It actually is about what you believe, that's narcissism.

No, it's not. Narcissism is excessive self-love.

From the article:

Not everyone with high self-esteem is a narcissist. Some positive views of the self may be harmless and in fact quite justified.

Which is why celebrities tend to score higher than others. Most actual celebrities (i.e. not reality television, not porn stars) have become celebrities through some accomplishment or another. Achievement should breed positive views of the self. Some people believe it's the other way around, but I would've scored much lower on this test when I was struggling to get into medical school than I do now, when I've completed medical school, completed residency, and started a fellowship. Now, if someone is an adult, living in their parents' basement, borderline illiterate, and has absolutely no aspirations in life, but they still have a high opinion of themselves, then that could accurately be described as demonstrably narcissistic.

Also, on physical attractiveness. I don't think it's narcissistic to think you're hot if people are constantly trying to get into your pants. I think that's just realism. If people alternatively refer to you as "Stinky McGhee", "Prairie Dog Face", and "Jabba", but you think you're hot, then that's narcissism.

Got a 3... guess I'm not a narcissist, though I do have a lot of selfworth and decent selfesteem. I don't think the questions were that good, often I would feel somewhere in the middle of two extremes, but having to choose one, I choose the non-narcissistic option. It's basically one of those quizzes where you know exactly what the outcome for each answer is, and since there is only 2 for each question... well.

I got a 3.
Authority: 1.00
Self-Sufficiency: 1.00
Superiority: 1.00
Exhibitionism: 0.00
Exploitativeness: 0.00
Vanity: 0.00
Entitlement: 0.00
Kinda low for what I expected.

I got a 1.
Authority:1.00
Everything Else: 0.00
I would write this off as a silly broken test, but then again, considering that I had trouble even valuing myself above others for the longest time, and still don't really see myself as someone special, just an average person, it may be it bit accurate in my case. I do think a 1 is a bit on the lowside though.

Captcha: big nose
Uh-oh, captcha sees through my false modesty scheme.

JoJo:

Calibanbutcher:

JoJo:
My result...

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 >.>

Come back when you're ready to play with the big boys...

My result:
27
Strength of Trait
Authority: 7.00
Self-Sufficiency: 5.00
Superiority: 1.00
Exhibitionism: 5.00
Exploitativeness: 4.00
Vanity: 2.00
Entitlement: 3.00

I may have issues.
Or not.
Probably not.
Because I am f*ckin awesome.

But so are YOU.
Yes YOU, the person reading this.
You made the deliberate choice to spend your leisure time on the internet not consuming porn or flinging insults at others like a crazy monkey flings his poo around, no, you made the decision to be a part of the escapist community and that makes you awesome.
And don't you forget that.

Gah, I've finally be topped, curse thee! You know, with an score like that you'd be a prime recruit for the Injustice League, consider it :-P

You still have room to grow:

31
Authority: 7.00
Self-Sufficiency: 5.00
Superiority: 5.00
Exhibitionism: 4.00
Exploitativeness: 5.00
Vanity: 1.00
Entitlement: 4.00

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYws8biwOYc

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

Total: 24

Huh... apparently I'm psychotically self involved 8D!

So one thing that kind of bugs me is that a lot of the questions jump from being totally enthusiastic to totally opposed. "I prefer to blend in with a crowd" well, no; it's hard to meet interesting people if I'm never noticeable. "I like to be the center of attention" no, I don't want everybody to pay attention to me all the time, that would just be awkward and annoying; it would be impossible to have any kind of in depth, personal conversation.

"When people compliment me I get embarrassed" it can be awkward if I don't have a compliment to return, but I wouldn't say it's embarrassing by default. "I know I'm great because everybody keeps telling me so" so if being complimented doesn't embarrass me I must think I'm God's gift to humanity and everybody always tells me I am? So you're assuming that if side A is not true then side B, despite dictating the actions of other people besides the test taker, MUST be true.

I can deal with it when neither option is perfect as long as one of them reflects my opinion in some way, but I often found myself disagreeing with both answers strongly.

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

I got 21....

This test seems to gauge a person's meekness more than their narcissism...
Anyone who scored less than 15 needs to remember they are a unique and special person. Maybe a hug wouldn't hurt.

I got six.

PhiMed:

Clowndoe:
I answered honestly:

21

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

To the post above: It actually is about what you believe, that's narcissism.

No, it's not. Narcissism is excessive self-love.

From the article:

Not everyone with high self-esteem is a narcissist. Some positive views of the self may be harmless and in fact quite justified.

Which is why celebrities tend to score higher than others. Most actual celebrities (i.e. not reality television, not porn stars) have become celebrities through some accomplishment or another. Achievement should breed positive views of the self. Some people believe it's the other way around, but I would've scored much lower on this test when I was struggling to get into medical school than I do now, when I've completed medical school, completed residency, and started a fellowship. Now, if someone is an adult, living in their parents' basement, borderline illiterate, and has absolutely no aspirations in life, but they still have a high opinion of themselves, then that could accurately be described as demonstrably narcissistic.

Also, on physical attractiveness. I don't think it's narcissistic to think you're hot if people are constantly trying to get into your pants. I think that's just realism. If people alternatively refer to you as "Stinky McGhee", "Prairie Dog Face", and "Jabba", but you think you're hot, then that's narcissism.

lol. This is why Doctor is regarded as the number one aspirational career for the narcissist. Much like CEO is the favourite of the psychopath or programmer the favourite of the high functional autistic.

3.

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

wow..I knew I wasn't the most comfortable person in the world, but apparently I'm self-loathing or something. I prefer seeing it as modest...

4. Goddam, I was at least aiming for 8, I ain't THAT humble.

Authority 4, everything else 0

JoJo:

Lionsfan:

JoJo:
My result...

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 >.>

Isn't that what narcissism is? Not necessarily being better than everyone, but thinking that you're better regardless of whoever you're going against

I suppose but I don't see that definition as particularly useful, whether feelings of superiority are a help or hinder depend a lot on the individual person and their situation. I'll admit I have a superiority complex or two but I'm smart enough not to lord over other people and the confidence is a great help in interviews and job applications, so I think the test fails really to find out whether any narcissism is actually a "disorder" or not.

I have trouble imagining any instance where feelings of superiority could possibly help a person. Well, outside of high school, anyway. From the BBC article:

The narcissists described by Twenge and Campbell are often outwardly charming and charismatic. They find it easy to start relationships and have more confidence socially and in job interviews. Yet their prognosis is not good.

"In the long-term, what tends to happen is that narcissistic people mess up their relationships, at home and at work," says Twenge.

Narcissists may say all the right things but their actions eventually reveal them to be self-serving.

As for the narcissists themselves, it often not until middle age that they notice their life has been marked by an unusual number of failed relationships.

The quiz was of course totally invalid as a psychological diagnosis tool, but I don't think it's any less valid than any of the billion other quizzes all over the Internet. I thought the distinction between the two items was quite good, with one obviously getting at assumptions of superiority. It probably would have been better as a likert-scale where people have to choose between 1 through 5 for each item, which would be a good way of teasing genuine confidence away from feelings of superiority. This would have also made it harder for people to cheat by obviously recognizing which item will affect their score.

By the way, I scored a 2.

I got a 4

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

Not a very good test, but the results are pretty accurate regardless. I have no self-esteem. >.>

Total Score: 13

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

about what i expected, apart from exhibitionism. i didn't think it would be that high, but still about what i guessed. at least im not a narcissist eh?

Authority: 5.00
Self-Sufficiency: 4.00
Superiority: 2.00
Exhibitionism: 0.00
Exploitativeness: 3.00
Vanity: 0.00
Entitlement: 1.00

This does explain my problems in ROTC in high school, I was the best leader, knew I was, and said it daily. No wonder I was never put in charge, I was an asshole and however good I was at leading was overshadowed by that fact.

Your Total: 28
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.

Yikes. This isn't even true.
Authority: 8.00
Self-Sufficiency: 2.00
Superiority: 2.00
Exhibitionism: 6.00
Exploitativeness: 3.00
Vanity: 3.00
Entitlement: 4.00

There seems to be something wrong with this test.

That test was pathetic. Sorry, but maybe 4 of the questions had an answer appropriate to my beliefs. Tests like this are skewed to give scores that people want to see unfortunately.

But for the record i scored 8.

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

Total 4
Authority: 1.00
Exploitativeness: 2.00
Entitlement: 1.00

I'm lazy and like people to do things for me and my leadership skills are pretty good so when I know what I'm doing I will that charge.

I scored a 5.

A lot of the questions need to be re-written.

Like Number 12, for instance...

"I like to have authority over others" and...

"I don't mind taking orders."

While those may seem like opposites...

neither really apply to me.

What would be more accurate is...

"I don't like to have authority... or taking orders."

Largely because most of time... 'orders' are yelled at me.

I hate being yelled at.

Anyway...

I think this test could be drastically improved if, in addition to more clearly juxtaposed options... they had one or two middle-of-the-road options on each question.

EDIT:

From what I understand of the disorder... this test is neglecting a key part of Narcissism that they should be testing for...

how subjects react to failure.

I got 10.

Honestly, there were four questions that asked virtually the same thing; whether or not you like your physical appearance. My bullshit detector is going off and telling me this is bunk. If you want a decent personality test, take the Jung typology quiz.

I got 8 and agree that this test is total bullshit.

I got a 8, with 0 authority, 1 self-sufficiency, 2 superiority, 0 exhibitionism, 0 exploitativeness, 1 vanity and 4 entitlement.

Adam Jensen:
This is one of the dumbest tests I've ever seen. I don't know what to choose because almost none of that stuff applies to me. It's such a badly thought out test. Why only two choices when clearly there can be at least four options that people can identify with on almost every question. Whoever made this test clearly knows nothing about how people think.

Seconded.

Very shitty test, saying this as someone who has studied Psychology and has an idea of how these tests are made. This doesn't even come close.

And statements like, "If I ruled the world it would be a better place." who wouldn't think that??

EDIT: I meant that to mean who wouldn't think the world would be a better place if they were the one ruling it.

I got 14. Apparently I think I'm superior to everyone else, but it also thinks Im self-sufficient which isn't really true either...

Yeah I don't think it's been designed all too well =P

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