Narcissus or Not?
Narcissus is a beautiful spring flower and a famous Greek mythos character. I’m sure you know him well. And I’m sure you know that his particular legend gave the name to a psychological disorder. But also, there are those non-clinical cases where you see slight traces of narcissism in regular people. In this case, the signs are milder and mainly focus on the egoistical aspects of a personality.
In this narcissism quiz, we’ll be taking a look at both categories and checking what signs you display most. Or you may be free of these issues at all! Who knows.
Are you ready to answer some questions honestly? Just click the first thing that comes to mind and be frank with yourself? Then, you’ll get a correct result on whether you check the signs and with how much intensity.
Disclaimer: though we touch upon a clinical diagnosis of narcissism here, this is not a professional evaluation and is not meant to give you a diagnosis. This is an amateur quiz meant for entertainment purposes only. Please, take the results with a grain of salt and simply have fun. We are not here to insult people; we are here to bring them entertainment and some procrastination fun.
Narcissism Quiz History
The history of the name dates back to the myth of Narcissus, a notable character in Greek mythology. The young man was a son of a river God and a beautiful nymph. He was a fair young man and destined for long life. In his book Metamorphoses, Ovid mentions that Narcissus’s mother was told by the blind seer Tiresias that he would have a long life, provided he never recognized himself.
Unfortunately, the promised long life was cut short, as we know from the story. And this is how it happened:
The nymph Echo is to blame. She fell in love with the fair man but was rejected by Narcissus. It led to the wrath of the Gods. Narcissus saw his reflection in the waters of a lake (or a sping) and fell in love with his own image. Fro that time, he spent his days looking at the reflection with “unreciprocated” love. In the end, he pined away. A beautiful flower grew at the place of his death, a narcissus.
In the modern days (and even centuries before), the subject is a popular topic of psychoanalysis and psychiatry.
Narcissistic personality disorder, on the other hand, has nothing in common with the cute but sad story of ancient Greece. This “is a mental disorder characterized by a life-long pattern of exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive craving for admiration, and a diminished ability to empathize with others’ feelings.”
This is a severe condition that can actually be diagnosed. This personality disorder develops early and is inflexible in its signs and patterns.
Now, let’s check whether you are closer to the greek myths or NPD.
If you like similar personality quizzes, I believe you’ll also like A Sociopath quiz!