Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI- 16)

Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI- 16)
Ames‚ Daniel R.‚ Rose‚ Paul‚ and Anderson‚ Cameron P. (2006)
Raskin & Hall‚ 1979‚ 1981; Raskin & Terry‚ 1988  
 
In each of the following pairs of attitudes‚ choose the one that you MOST AGREE with. Mark your answer by writing EITHER A or B in the space provided. If you do not identify with either statement‚ se‎lect the one which is least objectionable or remote. In other words‚ read each pair of statements and then choose the one that is closer to your own feelings. Only mark ONE ANSWER for each attitude pair.
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1.  
A
B
I really like to be the center of attention
It makes me uncomfortable to be the center of attention
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2.  
A
B
I am no better or no worse than most people
I think I am a special person
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3.  
A
B
Everybody likes to hear my stories
Sometimes I tell good stories
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4.  
A
B
I usually get the respect that I deserve
I insist upon getting the respect that is due me
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5.  
A
B
I don't mind following orders
I like ha‎ving authority over people
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6.  
A
B
I am going to be a great person
I hope I am going to be successful
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7.  
A
B
People sometimes believe what I tell them
I can make anybody believe anything I want them to
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8.  
A
B
I expect a great deal from other people
I like to do things for other people
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9.  
A
B
I like to be the center of attention
I prefer to blend in with the crowd
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10.        
A
B
am much like everybody else
I am an extraordinary person
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11.        
A
B
I always know what I am doing
Sometimes I am not sure of what I am doing
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12.        
A
B
I don't like it when I find myself manipulating people
I find it easy to manipulate people
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13.        
A
B
Being an authority doesn't mean that much to me
People always seem to recognize my authority
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14.        
A
B
I know that I am good because everybody keeps telling me so
When people compliment me I sometimes get embarrassed
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15.        
A
B
I try not to be a show off
I am apt to show off if I get the chance
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16.        
A
B
I am more capable than other people
There is a lot that I can learn from other people
 
Authority; Self-Sufficiency; Superiority; Exhibitionism; Vanity; Entitlement; Exploitativeness
 
This instrument can be found at: http://www.columbia.edu/ha‎vingda358/npi16/
 
Read each pair of statements below and place an “X” by the one that comes closest to describing your feelings and beliefs about yourself. You may feel that neither statement describes you well‚ but pick the one that comes closest. Please complete all pairs.
NPI-16 Key
A: 1‚ 3‚ 6‚ 8‚ 9‚ 11‚ 14‚ 16
B: 2‚ 4‚ 5‚ 7‚ 10‚ 12‚ 13‚ 15
 

Raskin‚ R. N.‚ & Hall‚ C. S. (1979). A narcissistic personality inventory. Psychological Reports‚ 45‚ 590.

Raskin‚ R. N.‚ & Hall‚ C. S. (1981). The Narcissistic Personality Inventory: Alternate form reliability and further evidence of construct validity. Journal of Personality Assessment‚ 45‚ 159162.

Raskin‚ R. N.‚ & Terry‚ H. (1988). A principle components analysis of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory and further evidence of its construct validity. Journal of Personality and SocialPsychology‚ 54‚ 890-902.

Ames‚ Daniel R.‚ Rose‚ Paul‚ and Anderson‚ Cameron P. (2006). The NPI-16 as a short measure of narcissism. Journal of Research in Personality‚ 40‚ 440-450.