This Narcissism test is developed for the purpose of screening narcissistic personality disorder. This test cannot be used for the diagnostic purpose, and as a screening tool by professionals in the mental health field.
Overview of Personality Disorder
A person with a personality disorder thinks, feels, and behaves differently. There are several different types of personality disorders clustered into different categories on the basis of their characteristics.
A personality disorder is a persistent pattern of behaving and feeling, which is altered. Initially in DSM IV, personality disorder used to be diagnosed on Axis-II, but in DSM 5 (2013), the axial system has been changed and now a single diagnosis with co-occurring symptoms use to be given.
Symptoms of Personality Disorder
There are a number of different personality disorders, such as the cluster A is categorized as suspicious, delusional, not interested in social interactions or not having social skills to maintain the social relationships, as well as inability to consider the consequences of their actions and lead towards illegal, and risky behaviour.
Similarly, Cluster B is categorized on the basis of dramatic symptoms. The person experiencing cluster B personality condition will report feelings of emptiness, self-harm incidents or multiple failed suicide attempts, overly impressionistic, having a fragile self-esteem, and excessively praising oneself in situations.
Whereas, Cluster C, is categorized on the basis of anxious symptoms. They are sometimes overly clingy to another person, are overly concerned with order, or tries to avoid social situations because of fear of criticism.
Types of Personality Disorder
The personality disorders are clustered into three:
Cluster A: Odd, Eccentric
In this cluster there are three disorders named:
2. Schizoid Personality Disorder
3. Schizotypal Personality Disorder
Cluster B: Dramatic, or Unpredictable
1. Antisocial Personality Disorder
Cluster C: Anxious, or Fearful
1. Avoidant Personality Disorder
2. Dependent Personality Disorder
3. Obsessive Personality Disorder
A person with an antisocial personality disorder will be reckless, dangerous and unable to think about the consequences of their actions. They are dangerous, aggressive and gets easily
bored. They have no feeling of guilt or remorse. They consider whatever they value is an opportunity and they have to avail it, no matter if they are hurting the feelings of others. For the diagnosis of antisocial disorder, the age must be 18 years or older, as before the age of 18 years these symptoms are diagnosed as conduct disorder if happening before 15 years of age.
They are dramatic and think as other people are leaving them, they have an extreme feeling of emptiness, having intense emotions that last for a few days and then vanish. They have
weak self-esteem, as well as it is difficult for them to maintain stable relationships, they are driven by impulses and exercise self-harm or attempt suicide mostly for the purpose to seek attention. They feel lonely at times and experience extreme anger. Sometimes they also report experiencing the psychotic features.
3. Histrionic Personality Disorder
People with histrionic personality disorder are overly impressionistic, attention-seeking by their exaggerated dramatized body language, accent, or appearance. They are selfish and consider themselves before anyone else. They require a lot of admiration and approval from others. They try to keep everyone entertained and try to remain in the centre.
They consider themselves to be superior to others. They consider as they are special and more deserving than the others. They have a fragile self-esteem, as well as depend on others to acknowledge their importance and value. They are selfish and think about themselves, tries to take benefit from others, and feels sad about the achievements of others.
What is a Narcissism test
The Narcissism test is developed on the basis of research and clinical interviews with the psychologists. The test is based on the diagnostic and statistical manual for mental disorders 5 criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
Instructions to Follow for this Narcissism test :
Please carefully read each question on this Narcissism test and mark the best possible option considering your daily life experiences. The information collected will remain confidential.