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January 25, 2008

Narcissistic Personality Inventory


"The Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI) is the most widely used measure of narcissism in social psychology research," according to Wikipedia.

What's yours?

Interpretation here this time tomorrow.

January 25, 2008 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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Getting a zero means I'm not narcissistic at all or just a loser? My self esteem is not *that* low...

Posted by: Jen | Jan 28, 2008 11:08:16 AM

Bear sh*ts in the woods 'cause the Port-O-Let is locked. Hobbies include collecting dust and setting fire to used innersoles. Organized and decisive...? I segregated my socks according to color and told my cats to stay the hell out of the drawer.

Posted by: Flautist | Jan 26, 2008 1:14:14 AM

Hmmm...as I pull down my MBTI book, it means you are seek meaning and connection in ideas...you lose on both accounts trying to figure out BOJ...there is no meaning to be sought or ideas to be connects. You want to understand what motivates people. What makes a bear s**t in the woods? Organized and decisive? Who knows. You haven't convinced me by your postings. Have you thought of looking for a new type? Could I interest you in an ISTJ? Quiet nerds who get by on life by being logical...your hobbies could include making the bed or rating swiffer products on Amazon. I got one cheap...

Posted by: clifyt | Jan 25, 2008 4:19:28 PM

I agree with clifyt about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator being more interesting -- I believe it has some real validity. Supposedly, the INFJ type (my results have never changed) -- Introverted-iNtuitive-Feeling-Judging, I think -- is only 1% of people, which just tells me what I've always known: Weird, and a pain in the butt. (Interestingly, my brother has always tested as INFJ, also. Must run in the family.)

Posted by: Flautist | Jan 25, 2008 3:16:14 PM

The 16 item scale doesn't do much for me...I still scored a 14. Then again, I'm pushing my extroversion scales hard lately...kinda goes hand in hand with certain myers-briggs types.

I don't put much stock into these scales...too fluid. And we ain't checking for self-monitoring (i.e., people ain't stoopid...they pretty much understand what society wants them to be and the bias is obvious in questioning like this).

More interesting, what is your MBTI type...currently mine is ENTP (last year it was ENTJ and the year before INTJ...I've been mapping these for a while).

Posted by: clifyt | Jan 25, 2008 10:56:34 AM

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