Hi there! We have a vital question for you. How narcissistic do you think you are? But hey – be honest with us! Maybe you’re not narcissistic at all. Or maybe you could shame the mythical Narcissus! So, how is it? Do you know? If you aren’t sure, we have just the quiz for you. All you have to do is answer a few questions, and then you will know how narcissistic are you!
What is the definition of narcissism? In a popular sense, a narcissist is someone who appears too full of themselves and only focuses on their benefit, their image, their needs, etc.
Narcissism is an extreme form of self-involvement, characterized by an excessive interest in one’s appearance and needs, dismissing other people’s needs and feelings, a lack of empathy, and feeling superior.
Someone narcissistic believes they’re unique and deserve special treatment and admiration. They desire to be the center of attention. You will often hear them bragging about their successes. They are not the type to ever doubt themselves.
While narcissism is a trait, it can also be a part of a broader personality disorder. A narcissistic personality disorder is one of many types of personality disorders.
Symptoms of this disorder include:
- excessive self-importance,
- believing they’re special and unique,
- exaggerating their talents and achievements,
- a strong need for attention and admiration,
- a lack of empathy,
- not being able to relate to other people,
- fantasies about unlimited money, success, power, beauty, etc.
- exploiting others,
- thinking about themselves most of the time and putting themselves first.
A person with NPD usually can’t take criticism and tends to avoid responsibility, as well as makeup excuses for their failings. They will often overreact to situations and even respond with rage. They will attempt to manipulate others or try to sway them to their side. They are emotionally neglectful and often don’t listen to or interrupt other people. They believe some individuals are “below their level”, and will only interact with those they deem worthy.
A person with a narcissistic personality disorder might appear as someone with high self-esteem, but the opposite is often true. They can be deeply insecure inside, which explains the constant need for admiration and intense reactions to criticism.
It’s worth noting that someone can be a narcissist but not have the disorder. They can be grandiose, egotistical, and self-important, but it doesn’t disrupt their daily life or ruin their relationships. Narcissism becomes a disorder when it hurts a person’s life, relationships, sense of self, work, or legal standing.
Narcissistic personality disorder sometimes overlaps with other conditions, such as antisocial personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder, and substance use disorders. Anxiety, depression, or self-harm might accompany NPD. Not every person with NDP will have other ailments, though.
What are the signs that you’ve experienced narcissistic abuse? The first sign might be how perfect your relationship seemed at first. People are often drawn to narcissists because they are charming, persuasive, exciting, and appear to have higher self-esteem than they really do. Confidence is attractive, after all.
During the love-bombing phase, a narcissist will be kind, generous, and loving. They will shower you with affection, compliments, and gifts. That stage is so overwhelming that you won’t have time to consider how everything seems just too perfect. Sooner or later, a narcissist will deploy abusive tactics.
The abuse is often so subtle that you might doubt it even happened. You can feel confused and not fully understand what’s going on. You might even start blaming yourself for your mistakes.
The narcissist in your life will often talk about you negatively behind your back. They need to keep up their perfect image, so they will try to make you look bad. They might tell others how unstable you are (and even make it look like they’re worried about you). They will discredit you by telling stories about your “harmful” behavior or involve others in criticizing you.
As a victim of narcissistic abuse, you can feel isolated. The narcissist will attempt to keep you away from your loved ones. They won’t give you a chance to seek support from other people. Their smear campaign might also cause it so your family and friends doubt your abuse.
Your narcissistic abuser will often try and find a way to blame you for everything that happens. They will deflect, insist they said or did something you don’t remember, or get so angry you end up apologizing to them. These tactics can make you feel like you’ve done something wrong.
You might have some physical manifestations that don’t have any other explanation. These include:
- changes in appetite,
- upset stomach or nausea,
- muscle aches,
Abuse can cause nervous feelings, which might lead to physical symptoms.
Is there hope for a narcissistic person? There is no cure for narcissism, but therapy can help a person with NPD relate to other people better and understand their feelings and behaviors.
Are you ready to find out how narcissistic you are? It’s time for our quiz! Answer some questions, and you will discover your narcissism score. Good luck!
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