NPI-16 (Narcissistic Personality Inventory)

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    Read each pair of statements below and place an “X” by the one that comes closest to
    describing your feelings and beliefs about yourself. You may feel that neither statement
    describes you well, but pick the one that comes closest. Please complete all pairs.
    1. ___ I really like to be the center of attention
    ___ It makes me uncomfortable to be the center of attention

    2. ___ I am no better or no worse than most people
    ___ I think I am a special person

    3. ___ Everybody likes to hear my stories
    ___ Sometimes I tell good stories

    4. ___ I usually get the respect that I deserve
    ___ I insist upon getting the respect that is due me

    5. ___ I don't mind following orders
    ___ I like having authority over people

    6. ___ I am going to be a great person
    ___ I hope I am going to be successful

    7. ___ People sometimes believe what I tell them
    ___ I can make anybody believe anything I want them to

    8. ___ I expect a great deal from other people
    ___ I like to do things for other people

    9. ___ I like to be the center of attention
    ___ I prefer to blend in with the crowd

    10. ___ I am much like everybody else
    ___ I am an extraordinary person

    11. ___ I always know what I am doing
    ___ Sometimes I am not sure of what I am doing

    12. ___ I don't like it when I find myself manipulating people
    ___ I find it easy to manipulate people

    13. ___ Being an authority doesn't mean that much to me
    ___ People always seem to recognize my authority

    14. ___ I know that I am good because everybody keeps telling me so
    ___ When people compliment me I sometimes get embarrassed

    15. ___ I try not to be a show off
    ___ I am apt to show off if I get the chance

    16. ___ I am more capable than other people
    ___ There is a lot that I can learn from other people
    NPI-16 Key: Responses consistent with narcissism are shown in bold.
    1. ___ I really like to be the center of attention
    ___ It makes me uncomfortable to be the center of attention

    2. ___ I am no better or nor worse than most people
    ___ I think I am a special person
    3. ___ Everybody likes to hear my stories
    ___ Sometimes I tell good stories

    4. ___ I usually get the respect that I deserve
    ___ I insist upon getting the respect that is due me
    5. ___ I don't mind following orders
    ___ I like having authority over people
    6. ___ I am going to be a great person
    ___ I hope I am going to be successful

    7. ___ People sometimes believe what I tell them
    ___ I can make anybody believe anything I want them to
    8. ___ I expect a great deal from other people
    ___ I like to do things for other people

    9. ___ I like to be the center of attention
    ___ I prefer to blend in with the crowd

    10. ___ I am much like everybody else
    ___ I am an extraordinary person
    11. ___ I always know what I am doing
    ___ Sometimes I am not sure of what I am doing

    12. ___ I don't like it when I find myself manipulating people
    ___ I find it easy to manipulate people
    13. ___ Being an authority doesn't mean that much to me
    ___ People always seem to recognize my authority
    14. ___ I know that I am good because everybody keeps telling me so
    ___ When people compliment me I sometimes get embarrassed

    15. ___ I try not to be a show off
    ___ I am apt to show off if I get the chance
    16. ___ I am more capable than other people
    ___ There is a lot that I can learn from other people
    Scoring: compute proportion of responses consistent with narcissism.
    Background: The NPI-16 items are drawn from across the dimensions of Raskin and
    Terry’s (1988) 40-item measure. Relevant references are noted below.
    Ames, Daniel R., Rose, Paul, and Anderson, Cameron P. (2006). The NPI-16 as a short
    measure of narcissism. Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 440-450.
    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, 890–902.
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