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Narcissism Spectrum Test

The narcissism spectrum encompasses a range of symptoms, all pointing to the presence of narcissism, grandiosity, and the like. However, there is considerable variation in the type and severity of the symptoms.

This test combines the insights of several prior efforts to research the narcissistic personality disorder spectrum to bring you a single, composite test for measuring narcissistic personality occurrences across 8 different domains.

Where do you fall on the narcissism spectrum? For each of the following questions, indicate your level of agreement below.

Question 1 of 40

I spend a lot of time thinking about how I can present myself to others in a way that will make them admire me.



The IDRlabs Narcissistic Personality Disorder Spectrum Test (IDR-NPDST) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-NPDST is based on the work of Dr. Aaron Pincus, Ph.D. and his colleagues, who created the Pathological Narcissism Inventory (PNI). The IDR-NPDST is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs Narcissistic Personality Disorder Spectrum Test was informed by the PNI’s criteria for narcissistic personality disorder, as published in Pincus, A. L., Ansell, E. B., Pimentel, C. A., Cain, N. M., Wright, A. G. C., & Levy, K. N. (2009). Initial construction and validation of the Pathological Narcissism Inventory. Psychological Assessment, 21, 365–379. Pincus, A. L. (2013). The Pathological Narcissism Inventory. In J. S. Ogrodniczuk (Ed.), Understanding and treating pathological narcissism (p. 93–110). American Psychological Association.  Schoenleber, Michelle & Roche, Michael & Wetzel, Eunike & Pincus, Aaron & Roberts, Brent. (2015). Brief-Pathological Narcissism Inventory (B-PNI). Schoenleber, M., Roche, M., Wetzel, E., Pincus, A., & Roberts, W. (2015). Development of a brief version of the pathological narcissism inventory. Psychology Assessment.

The work of Dr. Pincus and his colleagues has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the PNI for clinical use especially by qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs Narcissistic Personality Disorder Spectrum Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The Narcissistic Personality Disorder Spectrum Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of the clinical concept of narcissistic personality disorder. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential condition. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive mental health assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.

As the publishers of this free online narcissistic personality disorder spectrum test, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs and symptoms of this condition, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting this test to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present narcissistic personality disorder spectrum test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This narcissism spectrum test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to grandiose self, status seeking, exploitativeness, rationalization dynamics, haughtiness, contrived worldview, narcissistic rage, and undisciplined imagination.

2. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of Ph.D.s and is designed to deliver a clear clinical picture of the respondent’s current symptoms indicating narcissistic personality disorder as measured according to standardized items.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.