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(Scientific American)   Think you're an introvert? Maybe you're not but are really just a narcissist instead   (blogs.scientificamerican.com) divider line 77
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2013-08-28 03:50:28 PM  
Just a cursory read over that and I score at least 100

/f*ck all y'all
 
2013-08-28 03:50:46 PM  
ITT: People not understanding how a profiling questionnaire works. Singling out any one question and saying "this test is baloney because non-narcissists might give this a five" misses the point. A syndrome is identified by a collection of symptoms. That's why there are many questions. Some of the questions might appear on a questionnaire to profile depression as well. It doesn't mean the test is invalid.
 
2013-08-28 03:52:00 PM  
90.

I'm appalled by the way you people consistently ignore my brilliance.  It's made me think so much less of you.
 
2013-08-28 04:03:45 PM  
For some reason I pictured Walter White taking the test.
 
2013-08-28 04:11:48 PM  
The whole thing is about me...
 
2013-08-28 04:12:16 PM  

Teknowaffle: Is introvert the new self diagnosed as aspbergers?


No, self-diagnosed as a "high-functioning sociopath" is.
 
2013-08-28 04:33:59 PM  
I wonder what tpoc would score?

Probably potato

/68 for moi
 
2013-08-28 04:44:53 PM  
39. And I am an introvert, which doesn't meant I don't like people. I actually very rarely dislike anyone. I just also enjoy having a lot of alone time, nbd.

I think my father in law would
score high on this test. Oh my word he is a caution.
 
2013-08-28 04:57:30 PM  
Simply WAY too many questions for a stupid, subjective online test....  Then, they want me to add that all up?  Sorry, my web-surfing does not allow for staying on one page for longer than 5 minutes.
 
2013-08-28 05:00:31 PM  

T.rex: Simply WAY too many questions for a stupid, subjective online test....  Then, they want me to add that all up?  Sorry, my web-surfing does not allow for staying on one page for longer than 5 minutes.


I think you might have a different disorder.
 
2013-08-28 05:04:30 PM  

pute kisses like a man: Dion Fortune: I'm not a narcissist, just an INTJ.  My personality disorder of choice would be Schizotypal actually.

i knew a INTJ once.  very good at counting the number of letters in a sentence, or steps it takes to walk a mile.  but, whoa boy!  did she have serious moral condemnation for certain numbers.  watch out number 4! your goose is cooked!

/ INTP


INFJ here. An INTJ I know is one of my favorite people. Snarky, smart.

Boyfriend is ENTP, I think.

I can be very outgoing, pretty good leader, but honestly I'm happy staying home 95% of the time. And too much time around most people tends to bother me because the lack of empathy and understanding in most people is bizarre and incredibly frustrating.
 
2013-08-28 05:11:01 PM  

SevenizGud: _2__ I sometimes have fantasies about being violent without knowing why.
Oh no...I always know why.


This, among many other nitpics, mostly leveling out to be interpretive or unclear question, some irrelevant.  Most of mine would be a 1(untrue), but other specific ones jump right to 5. 

Individual answers of 1 should be 0 points.

Starting everyone at a base of 23 is pure bullshiat.

There is narcissism, and then there is being correct and knowing it.  There is such a thing as being societally detached(not caring much about others), without a lot of self worship/immersion.

Sure, it may look like narcissism to some, but it really is not.  Some people who lack emotion are not sick, just analytical.

farking emotions, how do they work?
/once you know, they tend to not be as powerful in a general sense.

In other words, a lot of stupid people will think intelligent people are narcissistic, even if those people get along great with other intelligent people.  Frustration with hearing about the problems of others isn't a common thing, frustration with hearing about stupid people's problems is much more common, and often misidentified(again, by the stupid).
 
2013-08-28 05:17:07 PM  
Also, NFJs who haven't learned to constantly check their ideas against provable facts are incredibly annoying. Moms an ENFJ. Great intuition, but on things where the truth isn't intuitive, holy fark. Goes on and on about how dinosaurs were dragons and believes everything happens for a reason. Believes diet coke is poison and a ton of other bizarre things. Loves Dr. Oz.

Also tries to tell me every day that I'd feel better if I got out. Can't even begin to grasp introversion. Living with her after moving home because of a disability, so being around people drains energy I don't have to begin with. She just can't believe that people take more than I get back even from awesome social situations.
 
2013-08-28 05:18:18 PM  
52 and INTJ. Now leave me the fark alone.
 
2013-08-28 05:28:21 PM  
Even 100 -  Looking forward to discussing this with my therapist tomorrow.
 
2013-08-28 05:51:37 PM  
I might have barely broken 40 but no biggee.

I would suspect a high overlap between farkers and high scores, especially after the endless arguments I've seen here.
 
2013-08-28 06:25:02 PM  
Don't you already have to be sort of a narcissist to take a test to find out about yourself?
 
2013-08-28 07:53:38 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Carth: "I try to avoid rejection at all costs. "


Are there actually people who enjoy and seek out rejection?

I think they're called males.




+1
 
2013-08-28 07:54:16 PM  

red5ish: Don't you already have to be sort of a narcissist to take a test to find out about yourself?


Or people that read medical guides.
 
2013-08-28 08:37:03 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: red5ish: Don't you already have to be sort of a narcissist to take a test to find out about yourself?

Or people that read medical guides.


I don't see how wanting to understand yourself better could possibly point to narcissism.
 
2013-08-28 09:44:33 PM  
74.  If my covert narcissism were an element, it'd be tungsten.  That sounds about right.
 
2013-08-28 10:28:50 PM  

Kaiser Blade: StoPPeRmobile: red5ish: Don't you already have to be sort of a narcissist to take a test to find out about yourself?

Or people that read medical guides.

I don't see how wanting to understand yourself better could possibly point to narcissism.


It's a joke.
 
2013-08-29 10:53:33 AM  
I look a lot like Narcissus
 
2013-08-29 01:11:09 PM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: 90.

I'm appalled by the way you people consistently ignore my brilliance.  It's made me think so much less of you.


175 here. Because I made up some more questions that obviously should be on the test, but the writer was too average to realize it.
 
2013-08-29 06:06:18 PM  
Sign #24 you are a maladaptive covert narcissist: you feel the need to post your test scores to show everyone you're not a maladaptive covert narcissist.
 
2013-08-29 06:09:19 PM  

LoneWolf343: T.rex: Simply WAY too many questions for a stupid, subjective online test....  Then, they want me to add that all up?  Sorry, my web-surfing does not allow for staying on one page for longer than 5 minutes.

I think you might have a different disorder.


Chronic Masturbator?
 
2013-08-29 10:05:52 PM  
And stop hitting yourself, punk.
 
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