These are your results on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory.

Your score is 21, out of 40. Higher scores indicate greater levels of narcissism.

Below is a graph of how other people have scored on this test.


Your score was higher than 80.4 of the sample. The people who have found this online test are probably not that representative of the general population though, so the averages from a few other groups are tabled below.

SampleScore
US University undergraduates (Raskin and Terry, 1988) 15.6
US Adults (Pinsky and Young, 2009)15.3
US Celebrities (Pinsky and Young, 2009)17.8

Be careful that you do not take these scores as absolute norms for the specific groups though, measuring a norm is very tricky and may not even exist. For example, scores on the NPI among university students have been increasing allmost since it was first developed. Below are two figures taken from Twenge et. al. (2008) showing NPI scores for American undergraduate samples across time.



In addition to the primary score, investigation into the structure of the NPI has found that there are seven different "facets". Your scores for each are graphed below.



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References

  • 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, Vol 54(5), 890-902.
  • Twenge, J; Konrath, S.; Foster, J.; Campbell, W.K.; Brad J. Bushman (2008). "Egos Infating Over Time: A Cross-Temporal Meta-Analysis of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory". Journal of Personality, 76(4), 876-901.