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mar 22
2009

Narcissism Test

Dr. Drew Pinsky gave The Narcissism Test to celebrities who came through his show. The average score for the general population is 15.3; for celebrities, 17.8. [via my pal Anna, who scored a 24]. Update: Buzzfeed has more narcissism links.

7 comments

I'm afraid to say my score.

posted by Rex at 3:27 PM on March 22, 2009

2 points. I'm probably in denial though. Also, you should get 10 points just for taking the test.

posted by jkottke at 7:42 PM on March 22, 2009

I think mine is okay. I don't have related issues with it.

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posted by andre3 at 10:00 PM on March 22, 2009

That was a very interesting quiz, i'm directing my most sarcastic friend to take it,he'll probably pick it apart!

posted by kelly night at 11:01 PM on March 22, 2009

Evidently, I'm a go-for-it girl. Fuck. Wrong quiz.

posted by stevemarsh at 1:05 AM on March 23, 2009

I'm not sure about this quiz. There are some questions that are blatantly narcissistic ("I like to look at my body") and others about intellectual confidence. In many cases it's not allowing for the possibility that someone can be smart and capable but cede authority in areas about which they are not experts, or recognize the immense value in learning from others. That last thing reminds me of something I learned about women speakers from Lisa Fenton at SheSource - they are much more likely than men to turn down a request to speak about something outside their core competency based on feeling like they are not experts. Women are also a lot more critical of their bodies etc. as well. (And btw my answers for a few of these questions would def have been different a few years ago when I was 20 lbs heavier.) I would be very interested in seeing if this survey breaks down sharply along gender lines. If it does, I will brag that I was right, because I usually am.

posted by Rachel Sklar at 2:17 PM on March 23, 2009

i got a 12 but apparently Vanity is the most dominant in me which i can see because i may not be popular but i was blessed with a nice body and pretty eyes but i don't like rubbing it in any ones face

posted by Dale the Snail at 1:45 PM on April 1, 2009




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