Now I don’t know whether to believe this article or not: it claims that self-assessment of narcissism is just as accurate as taking a psychological inventory, because narcissists aren’t shy about saying what they are. So I tried it myself: on a score of 1-7, I gave myself about a 3.
The haters are already howling that I’ve just disproven the premise.
So I also took the Narcissistic Personality Quiz. I got a score of 6 out of 20, well below average. I got my highest subscore on “exhibitionism” — no, not that kind — which I’m going to credit to my job, which demands that I get up and be the center of attention in small groups of people.
I expect any narcissists in the commentariat to take the tests and brag about their high score below.