Narcissistic Personality Inventory

Posted By: The Jerry Agar Show · 3/7/2014 10:17:00 AM

This is a interactive version of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory.
Introduction Narcissism in personality trait generally conceived of as excessive self love. In Greek mythology Narcissus was a man who fell in love with his reflection in a pool of water.
The NPI was developed by Raskin and Hall (1979) for the measurement of narcissism as a personality trait in social psychological research. It is based on the definition of narcissistic personality disorder found in the DSM-III, but is not a diagnostic tool for NPD and instead measures subclinical or normal expressions of narcissism. So, even someone who gets the highest possible score on the NPI does not necessarily have NPD.
Procedure The test consists of forty pairs of statements. For each pair you should select the one that you feel best reflects your personality. It should take most people five to ten minutes to complete.
Participation Your use of this assessment must be strictly for educational purposes. It can not be taken as psychological advice of any kind. If you are interested in anything more than learning about narcissism and how it is assessed, do not take this test. Also, your answers will be anonymously recorded and possibly used for research or otherwise distributed.

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  1. Dr. Oren Amitay posted on 03/07/2014 09:37 PM
    Thank you for having me in studio, Jerry--great time as always! I would highly recommend doing the quiz a few times because at the end of the day, I tried it one more time and my score dropped to 12! If the quiz had a third option in the middle of the two items from which you have to choose--since for many people NEITHER item is particularly applicable--the test would be much more valid. It's like being forced to answer, "Would you rather A) kill a stranger, or B) steal the life savings of a family member?" and then try to make some inference about the person based on his/her answer.
  2. SteveB_10 posted on 03/09/2014 05:38 PM
    Now that we know Sun news true colours I expect a solid rejection from you.
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