Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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Personality Disorder Quizzes & Trivia

Information taken from the DSM-IV and the textbook Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    _______ is a pervasive pattern or grandiosity, need for admiration, and lack of empathy.
    • A. 

      Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    • B. 

      Histrionic Personality Disorder

    • C. 

      Antisocial Personality Disorder

  • 2. 
    NPD usually begins by early adulthood
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Individuals with NPD have a grandiose sense of the importance of others.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Individuals with NPD overestimate their abilities and inflate their accomplishments.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Individuals with NPD often have an inflated judgment of their own accomplishments and an ___________ of the contributions of others.
    • A. 

      Underestimation

    • B. 

      Overestimation

  • 6. 
    Individuals with NPD are often preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Individuals with NPD compare themselves _____________ with famous or privileged people.
    • A. 

      Unfavorably

    • B. 

      Favorably

  • 8. 
    Individuals with NPD believe that they are _______ and expect others to recognize them as such. 
    • A. 

      Shy, scared, or worried

    • B. 

      Superior, special, or unique

    • C. 

      Beautiful, powerful, seductive

  • 9. 
    Individuals with NPD generally require moderate admiration. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Individuals with NPD have a very fragile self-esteem.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A sense of ________ is evident in these individuals’ unreasonable expectation of especially favorable treatment.
    • A. 

      Happiness

    • B. 

      Love

    • C. 

      Entitlement

  • 12. 
    Individuals with NPD expect to be catered to and are puzzled or furious when this does not happen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Individuals with NPD expect to be given whatever they want or feel they need, unless it negatively affects other people.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Individuals with NPD generally have a ________ of empathy and have _______ recognizing the desires, subjective experiences, and feelings of others.
    • A. 

      High Amount; Difficulty

    • B. 

      Lack; Difficulty

    • C. 

      Lack; Can Easily

  • 15. 
    Individuals with NPD often know their remarks towards others are hurtful, but yet do not care.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Those who relate to individuals with NPD typically find an emotional _______ and ______ of reciprocal interest.
    • A. 

      Coldness; Lack

    • B. 

      Warmth; Large Amount

    • C. 

      Coldness; Large Amount

  • 17. 
    Individuals with NPD are often envious of others or believe that others are envious of them. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Individuals with NPD may value the contributions of others, particularly when those individuals have received acknowledgement or praise for their accomplishments. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Characteristics of an individual with NPD entail _________.
    • A. 

      Arrogant

    • B. 

      Nervous

    • C. 

      Haughty

    • D. 

      Seductive

  • 20. 
    Individuals with NPD often display ___________ attitudes.
    • A. 

      Snobbish

    • B. 

      Disdainful

    • C. 

      Patronizing

  • 21. 
    Criticism from others is typically brushed off and does not affect an individual with NPD.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Interpersonal relationships are typically _______ due to problems derived from entitlement, the need for admiration, and the relative disregard for the sensitivities of _______.
    • A. 

      Impaired; Themselves

    • B. 

      Healthy; Others

    • C. 

      Impaired; Others

  • 23. 
    Vocational functioning can be very low, due to an unwillingness to take a risk in competitive or other situations in which defeat is possible.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Individuals with NPD may have sustained feelings of shame or humiliation and the attendant self-criticism may be associated with social withdrawal, _________  ________, and Dysthymic or Major Depressive Disorder.
    • A. 

      Depressed Mood

    • B. 

      Anorexia Nervosa

    • C. 

      Histrionic Personality Disorder

  • 25. 
    Sustained periods of grandiosity may be associated with a _______  _________.
    • A. 

      Hypermanic Mood

    • B. 

      Hypomanic Mood

    • C. 

      Depressed Mood