Do you know about narcissism? It’s more than just a trait. Sure, plenty of teens can be viewed as narcissistic, but most grow out of it. But what are the traits of the disorder that carry into adulthood? Test your knowledge!

  1. 1 True or False: Females are more narcissistic than males

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    1. True
    2. False
    Correct!
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    False

    Males tend to be more narcissistic than females due to gender roles. as discussed in a Time article, men seem to look for power and status more than women. 

  2. 2 Which statement is false

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    1. At times, anyone can exhibit a few narcissistic traits and still not be considered a narcissist
    2. You must show at least five traits of the personality disorder in order to be diagnosed
    3. If a high number of traits are exhibited, the person may be diagnosed with anti-social personality disorder
    4. Many narcissists prefer to be out of the spotlight to avoid exposing their personality disorder
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Many narcissists prefer to be out of the spotlight to avoid exposing their personality disorder

    Narcissists like to show off. They prefer to showcase their successes and seek admiration from their peers. If they're not being praised, they can become envious of others. They should be the root of their peers' envy. 

  3. 3 True or False: Narcissism is a personality disorder

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    1. True
    2. False
    Correct!
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    False

    Narcissism can be a trait, but it can also be a diagnosed personality disorder. Those who are diagnosed must exhibit at least five traits.

  4. 4 Which of the following is NOT a trait used to diagnose someone with the personality disorder?

    1. overconfident
      Grandiosity and overestimates their worth and abilities
    2. exploit
      Exploits others, or takes advantage of people as their right to do so
    3. patronizing
      Typically arrogant and self-serving and patronizing of others
    4. daydream
      Daydreams about their potential success instead of doing something to attain it
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Daydreams about their potential success instead of doing something to attain it

    While narcissists do fanticize about their success, they are aggressive and will find a way to show off how "great" they are.

  5. 5 True or False: Narcissists can try to take control and manipulate others in harmful ways

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    1. True
    2. False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    True

    Narcissists love to be in control. They like to win and love to maintain their authority. 

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Samantha Curreli
Samantha Curreli is a staff writer at Reach Out Recovery. Sam is also a graduate of Arcadia University's MFA in Creative Writing Program and a freelance journalist for New Jersey music magazine, The Aquarian Weekly. She has had multiple pieces of fiction published in literary magazines and short story anthologies.

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