Being a narcissist and overcoming it

Are you a narcissist? Here open forest.net we bring to you a test to analyze and detect the issue if you are suffering from narcissism and also overcome it. Although a narcissistic person looks jolly, friendly and good in public, he tends to be desirable to be the centre of attraction and keeps on talking only about himself without listening to others. The person is proactive and is “all about me” type, who can get angry or defensive when it comes to listening to someone else’s issues or learning about their own shortcomings.

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Check out if you are suffering from narcissism or not 

These six questions would analyze your behaviour pattern and suggest whether you possess the traits of a narcissistic person or not. If you are suffering from this disorder then you need some self-help.

  1. Unilateral listening – A narcissist never considers what the other person has to say. In case of a communication, he focuses only on what he has to say or what he wants. Also, the issues or discomforts that the person feels are highlighted without any consideration to other person’s feelings or point of view. A narcissistic person dismisses, ignores or negates other person’s concerns and comments which are against him.
  2. It’s all about me – Are you a kind of person who believes that they know everything in a much better way and keeps on talking about his own self only. If so, it is time to get some help. The conversations with such a person are all about their experience and their life. If someone tries to change the topic with something else, then the narcissistic person relates it with some experience from their life and brings back focus on him.
  3. They don’t mind any rules – These people believe themselves to be superior to others and usually tend to overcome the rules. They feel that the rules and regulations are not meant for them at all.
  4. You hate facing criticism – if you tend to show off your importance and get depressed by any negative feedback from someone then it is time for some self-help. They usually spend their days criticising others but cannot tolerate any sort of criticism. Even if you are criticising someone else they will think it is a veiled criticism of them.
  5. You are always right – A narcissistic person must not be expected to apologize or admit his mistake as they think they are above others. They will end up blaming others for all the mistakes that occur. Do not accept any appreciation or gratitude from them.
  6. You get angry quickly – they tend to get angry quickly and then put blame on others for making them angry.

So does this describe you? If most of the things are correct for you and you get a score higher than 10 then it is time to do some self-help course. Less than 10 score indicates healthy to average range. A score of 24 or higher indicates a severely serious problem which needs immediate attention and you must focus on changing your habits.

Treatments for NPD

Although there is no sure cure for this disorder, psychotherapy and self-help courses do help most of the times. Some sort of counselling can help you improve your listening abilities and help relate to other people positively. It can also bring about a change in your attitude, anger and blame issue resulting in a better behaviour pattern.