Overt Narcissism The Overt Narcissist - Narcissistic Personality Inventory Modified There are two major styles of narcissists. The first are the classic boasters. The second are the quiet ones who are hurt and offended by just about everything. You may know the first one as the braggart at the office coffee pot. She may also be the chick at the gym whose eyes never leave her own reflection. This quiz is about the first type. This quiz is a modified version of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory. I have made changes where I have found the statements unclear. I also changed it so that each statement's responses are in degrees of how true they are. Most statements are not completely true or false for anyone. As you take the quiz, please answer in terms of how well the statement fits you or how often your thinking fits with the statement. Like most things, narcissism is a continuum. To one side, you have those who fully embrace self awareness and self compassion. Their self-worth is built on knowing their strengths and their weaknesses. On the other end, there are those who lack an internal sense of self-worth. They compensate for this emptiness in them self asserting a false self image, by controlling others, and through abuse. Most people fall someplace in between. However, we all can grow and change over time. After the quiz, I have added links to resources both about self improvement and about recognizing when someone else in your life is narcissistic. Source: Raskin, R. & Terry, H. (1988). A Principal-Components Analysis of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory and Further Evidence of Its Construct Validity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 54(5). Disclaimer: Nobody associated with this site is a medial professional or a psychologist. This is not medical advice. It is not psychological advice. The quiz as posted on the site should not be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition. This quiz is provided for education only. Your answers will be anonymously recorded. They may be used for research. I can live my life in any way I want to without consequences.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI try not to be a show off.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverMy greatness is a given.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI like to admire myself in the mirror.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI think it is enough to be reasonably happy without great power or fame.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverEverybody likes to hear my stories.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI would do almost anything on a dare.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverModesty doesn't become me.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI like to show off my body.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverPeople are sometimes hard to understand.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI rarely need to depend on anyone else to get things done.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI can make anybody believe anything I want them to.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI like to be the one to make decisions.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI don't like it when people use passive-aggressive behavior, dishonesty, withholding of information, social isolation, gas-lighting, verbal abuse, or sex to get what they want. It upsets me when I catch myself doing any of those.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI don't mind following clear reasonable orders even when they aren't my idea.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI am a private person. I don't like my personal life exposed.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverPeople can't always live their lives in terms of what they want.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI don't particularly like to show off my body.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverThere is a lot that I can learn from other people.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverMy stories are not always inherently good or funny.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI like to have authority over other people.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI sometimes depend on other people to get things done.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI try to accept the outcome of my actions.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI am not too concerned about success.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverThe thought of ruling the world frightens me.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverPower for its own sake doesn't interest me.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI find it easy to get people to do and think what I want them to.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI am not particularly interested in looking at myself in the mirror.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI think respect from others is something I work towards and earn.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverPeople sometimes believe what I tell them.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverIt makes me uncomfortable to be the center of attention.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI think I am more capable than other people at everything.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI prefer to be a leader and not a follower.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI can read people like a book.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI think I am so important that somebody should write my biography.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI can usually talk my way out of anything.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI like to do things for other people.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI don't care about new fads and fashions.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI consider my future success a given.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI am a good leader and always have been.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI am a trendsetter; I like to start new fads and fashions.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverAmounting to something in the eyes of the world is important to me.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverSometimes I am not sure of what I am doing.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI try to be modest.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI think I am a special person.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverMy body is outstanding, and I like to look at it.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI doubt or worry about my leadership skills.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI don't mind blending into the crowd when I go out in public.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverIt makes little difference to me whether I am a leader or not.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI always know what I am doing.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI have a natural talent for influencing people.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverAround others, I prefer to blend in or not stand out.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI will usually show off if I get the chance.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI know I have strengths and weaknesses as other people do.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI don't like to be the one making all decisions.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverBeing an authority doesn't mean that much to me.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI am no better or worse than most people.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI get upset when people don't notice my looks at work or when socializing.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI know if I ruled the world, it would be a better place.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI am assertive.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverCompliments embarrass me.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI am good at everything, and everybody keeps telling me so.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI consider myself a born leader.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI expect a great deal from other people.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI wish I were more assertive.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI have a strong will to gain power or control.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverWhen people compliment me, I can get embarrassed.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI really like to be the center of attention.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI find satisfaction in what I have and what comes to me.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI try to be successful, but it is not a sure thing.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI insist upon getting the respect that is due me.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI will never be satisfied until I get all that I deserve.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI like and deserve to be complimented.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI tend to be a fairly cautious person.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverLeadership is a quality that takes practice and skill building to develop.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverMy body is nothing special.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI consider myself an extraordinary person.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverI like to be the center of attention.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverPeople always seem to recognize my authority.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverIf I influence others, it is with facts and a trust I have built up.AlwaysOften50/50SeldomNeverTime is Up!