Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI) Test
Important Notes About Your NPI Score
- This test cannot be considered scientific and is flawed when it comes to determining whether someone is a toxic narcissist. Instead, it focuses on specific traits that may be considered narcissism based on the definition of ” simple self-interest” and/or “self-esteem or self-confidence.” This is completely different than a toxic or malignant narcissist and someone who has been diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder.
- This result you get on this test does not constitute a diagnosis or medical advice of any kind. See your own medical professional to be diagnosed or for medical advice.
- This test does not offer the full spectrum of scoring as it does not take into account the seven narcissistic component traits as outlined in the next section.
- The average score for the general population is 15.3. The average score for celebrities is 17.8.
- It’s really important that you consider which traits are dominant. So, a final score that reflects more points on vanity, entitlement, exhibitionism, and exploitativeness should raise more concern than a high score in authority, self-sufficiency, and superiority, for example.
- Even an empath may get a relatively high score based on the qualities outlined below. Again, this test is flawed and offers no diagnosis of any kind.
- Visit this post for a written version of the NPI with a more comprehensive scoring guide.
The seven narcissistic component traits by question:
- Authority: 1, 8, 10, 11, 12, 32, 33, 36
- Self-sufficiency: 17, 21, 22, 31, 34, 39
- Superiority: 4, 9, 26, 37, 40
- Exhibitionism: 2, 3, 7, 20, 28, 30, 38
- Exploitativeness: 6, 13, 16, 23, 35
- Vanity: 15, 19, 29
- Entitlement: 5, 14, 18, 24, 25, 27
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