Am I A Narcissist? Take The Quiz!
I AM SO PRETTY!
I was looking in the mirror today and after I blew myself a hot, sultry kiss, I had to ask me - am I a narcissist? I looked at my image again - are you?
Narcissism is self love and in particular - caring about only one's self. A true narcissist will gratify his own needs regardless of injury it may cause others.
Narcissism has been a source of contemplation for hundreds of years.
According to the Greek Myth, Narcissus was a very comely and robust young man. He was so handsome that a nymph named Echo fell in love with him. As unrequited love stories go - Narcissus would have nothing to do with Echo. She languished and was reduced to nothing but a whisper - hence her given name. Once Nemesis, the goddess of vengeance got wind of this, she made Narcissus fall in love with his own reflection. This tale of woe ends with Narcissus reaching into the well to embrace himself and drowning. In his place a Narcissus sprouted.
Is this song about you?
Look at YOU!
Are you too sexy for your hub?
I Touch Myself!
Are you a narcissist? Take the quiz and find out!
- Narcissistic Personality Inventory - Psych Central
A short quiz to help you test how narcissistic you may be.
Who was wearing that Apricot scarf?
The public has been demanding to know the identity of the person Carly Simon was thinking about when she wrote the song, "You're So Vain". Simon married James Taylor in 1973 but she says it definitely wasn't about him. The other suspects are Mick Jagger, Cat Stevens, Warren Beatty and Kris Kristofferson. Simon was interviewed in 1973 in Rolling Stone Magazine and she said then, "I can't possibly tell who it's about because it wouldn't be fair."
In 2003 Simon participated in a charity auction when she said she would divulge the name of the person she wrote the song about to the highest bidder. It made international news. The highest bidder had to sign a confidentiality agreement before the revelation. The name was never given to the public. The mystery still tantalizes the public.
Narcissism is not just for people!
A narcissistic number is said to be a number with a length of n digits. It has the property of being the sum of the nth powers of its constituent digits. For example 1. 11 is one digit long so the nth power would be 1. And 11 = 1. This could be applied to any one digit number.
Are you a dangerous narcissist?
Next we have narcissistic rage. A narcissist may have explosive tantrums when they do not get what they want or when they are deprived of control. Many murders and mass murderers have been committed by narcissists. Hitler, Stalin, Ted Bundy.
A narcissist will do anything to protect their perceived self image. They tend to be very superficial and egocentric. Scott Peterson is another famous narcissist. He didn't want to get a divorce like normal people do - it would have sullied his image. Murder, however, was completely acceptable to him. Susan Smith killed her own chldren to garner the affection of a could be lover. I suppose giving the children to her husband wouldn't have been very noble.
Narcissism is normal to a certain degree. Having a positive self image, or feeling confident and successful is normal. Excess, as usual, is where the problem lies. When a person manipulates and lies to achieve a positive self image, the house of cards must stay in tact for the true narcissist. If the life they fabricate is threatened by exposure the narcissist will cheat, lie or kill to maintain the facade they created.
Actors and actresses are quite often narcissisitic. Pablo Picasso was a well known narcissist.
Look in the mirror again and ask yourself - are you more beautiful and important that anyone else? Would you kill for that face? Is the reflection that of the most perfect, special person you have ever seen?
Take the quiz and find out if you could be a narcissist!
"I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They're beautiful. Everybody's plastic but I love plastic. I want to be plastic." Andy Warhol
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