Don’t know whether you’re narcissistic or not? Well, take a moment and ask yourself these 11 questions (and answer them honestly):
Do you consider yourself a proud person?
Do you insist on having the best of everything?
If others don’t give you attention or acknowledgement you feel you deserve, do you feel slighted?
Do you get easily upset or feel affronted when people disagree with you?
Are you often critical of the ways in which other people come to conclusions about things?
Do you believe most other people are dumb?
When someone offends you, does “going off” on them (or retaliating in some way) make you feel better?
Are you sick and tired of being the only person in the room who truly gets it?
Does your life tend to feel more frustrating than fun?
Does it seem as if you have a pattern where many of your relationships crash and burn?
When you take over a project, do you end up either doing most of the work, or working by yourself?
If any of these things are true, you might want to look deeper WHY.
If you answered “yes” to five or more of these questions, I hate to break it to you, but you likely have a rather offensive personality and people probably consider you a narcissist.
On the surface being a narcissist comes across as having an inflated sense of your own importance, a deep (almost insistent) need for admiration, and a lack of empathy for others.
But behind this mask of ultra-confidence actually lies a fragile self-esteem—vulnerable to the slightest criticism.