If you ask yourself am I a Narcissist, it’s pretty safe to say you’re not, quite simply because a narcissist wouldn’t truly ask that question of themselves as they think there is nothing wrong with them and their behavior.
True narcissists generally have no idea what narcissism is, they don’t care about their behavior, in fact they would think there is nothing wrong with it.
If you find yourself worrying if you could be a narcissist it could be that you are spending time around one or more and start to question your own behavior.
You can ask yourself these questions and answer them honestly to find which ones are true about yourself:
If you answered yes to less than six, you do not have a narcissistic personality disorder.
If you answered yes to more than seven, you may have unhealthy narcissism.
You can seek out a qualified therapist for consultation, doing that alone will tell you that any narcissistic tendencies are minor, as narcissists tend to not seek help as they truly believe there is nothing wrong with them, so therefore do not require help.
Psych central have an online test you can take for free and it has been commended by the medical profession as accurate. You can find it here.
You can also use these questions and test to discover if you are too closely involved with someone who is a narcissist.
You, or anyone else for that matter, deserve to be in a relationship that is secure and free from manipulation based on your insecurities.
Love is described as having matured when the partners are calm, confident and unafraid. When you are certain of your partner’s love and respect for you, and you have the same to offer, then nothing should worry you.
So, if you come across such a relationship, hold on tightly. Many people let go and regretted it all their lives. Don’t be among them.