Are you a narcissist? Simple test reveals your score | The Sun

EVERYONE has a different sort of personality.

You might be the loud one or the shy one in your group, but have you ever thought that you might be the narcissistic one?

A new test can reveal how narcissistic you are and is one that is widely used by psychologists to diagnose patients.

As part of the test, you'll be asked questions about your satisfaction levels, how responsible you are and whether or not you like to look at yourself in the mirror.

You'll also be asked if you think you are 'extraordinary' and whether or not you think you have qualities which would make you a good leader.

At the end, you will be marked on how more or less narcissistic you are than the average person, an average reality TV star and the average US president.

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The NHS states that personality disorders typically emerge in adolescence and continue into adulthood.

Guidance states: "They may be mild, moderate or severe, and people may have periods of "remission" where they function well.

"Personality disorders may be associated with genetic and family factors. Experiences of distress or fear during childhood, such as neglect or abuse, are common."

In most cases, a narcissistic person will exaggerate their own achievements and abilities.

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They may also think they are entitled to be treated better than other people.

THe NHS states that they may also exploit other people for their own personal gain, and they may lack empathy for other people's weaknesses.

Dr David Hawkins, a clinical psychologist at The Marriage Recovery Center in Seattle said it usually takes those with the trait a long time to figure out what the issue is.

It can take a lot for a person to realise they are being narcissistic, because their behaviours are deeply ingrained in their character. 

People tend to use the word narcissist to describe someone selfish, vain or “full of themselves”. 

A true narcissist – someone who has narcissist personality disorder – is more than just over-confident and self-centred.

Dr Hawkins said a narcissist will dismiss your feelings or thoughts.

They may say they don't believe them or that you shouldn't feel or think that way, use gaslighting or name-calling.

Gaslighting is when someone creates a false narrative and makes the other party question their judgments and reality. 

A gaslight might say you are overreacting to a situation, tell you that something didn't happen as you remember it, or distract you from the issue.

They may also find ways to blame you for their actions and will give you the silent treatment if you do something they don't like, Dr Hawkins added.

If you're worried you might be a narcissist, the research-based test could help you understand your feelings, but it is not to be used to self diagnose.

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There are other personality test you can take to assess your behaviours, such as a if you have psychopathic tendencies.

You can also find out how healthy you really are through this simple test.

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