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Narcissistic Personality Inventory

Description

Data from the 40 item Narcissistic Personality Inventory (Raskin and Terry 1988) collected by by the Open Source Psychometrics Project in 2012.

Usage

data(npi)

Format

A data frame with 11,243 observations on the following 40 variables.

Q1

0 = I have a natural talent for influencing people. 1 = I am not good at influencing people.

Q2

0 = Modesty doesn't become me. 1 = I am essentially a modest person.

Q3

0 = I would do almost anything on a dare. 1 = I tend to be a fairly cautious person.

Q4

0 = When people compliment me I sometimes get embarrassed. 1 = I know that I am good because everybody keeps telling me so.

Q5

0 = The thought of ruling the world frightens the hell out of me. 1 = If I ruled the world it would be a better place.

Q6

0 = I can usually talk my way out of anything. 1 = I try to accept the consequences of my behavior.

Q7

0 = I prefer to blend in with the crowd. 1 = I like to be the center of attention.

Q8

0 = I will be a success. 1 = I am not too concerned about success.

Q9

0 = I am no better or worse than most people. 1 = I think I am a special person.

Q10

0 = I am not sure if I would make a good leader. 1 = I see myself as a good leader.

Q11

0 = I am assertive. 1 = I wish I were more assertive.

Q12

0 = I like to have authority over other people. 1 = I don't mind following orders.

Q13

0 = I find it easy to manipulate people. 1 = I don't like it when I find myself manipulating people.

Q14

0 = I insist upon getting the respect that is due me. 1 = I usually get the respect that I deserve.

Q15

0 = I don't particularly like to show off my body. 1 = I like to show off my body.

Q16

0 = I can read people like a book. 1 = People are sometimes hard to understand.

Q17

0 = If I feel competent I am willing to take responsibility for making decisions. 1 = I like to take responsibility for making decisions.

Q18

0 = I just want to be reasonably happy. 1 = I want to amount to something in the eyes of the world.

Q19

0 = My body is nothing special. 1 = I like to look at my body.

Q20

0 = I try not to be a show off. 1 = I will usually show off if I get the chance.

Q21

0 = I always know what I am doing. 1 = Sometimes I am not sure of what I am doing.

Q22

0 = I sometimes depend on people to get things done. 1 = I rarely depend on anyone else to get things done.

Q23

0 = Sometimes I tell good stories. 1 = Everybody likes to hear my stories.

Q24

0 = I expect a great deal from other people. 1 = I like to do things for other people.

Q25

0 = I will never be satisfied until I get all that I deserve. 1 = I take my satisfactions as they come.

Q26

0 = Compliments embarrass me. 1 = I like to be complimented.

Q27

0 = I have a strong will to power. 1 = Power for its own sake doesn't interest me.

Q28

0 = I don't care about new fads and fashions. 1 = I like to start new fads and fashions.

Q29

0 = I like to look at myself in the mirror. 1 = I am not particularly interested in looking at myself in the mirror.

Q30

0 = I really like to be the center of attention. 1 = It makes me uncomfortable to be the center of attention.

Q31

0 = I can live my life in any way I want to. 1 = People can't always live their lives in terms of what they want.

Q32

0 = Being an authority doesn't mean that much to me. 1 = People always seem to recognize my authority.

Q33

0 = I would prefer to be a leader. 1 = It makes little difference to me whether I am a leader or not.

Q34

0 = I am going to be a great person. 1 = I hope I am going to be successful.

Q35

0 = People sometimes believe what I tell them. 1 = I can make anybody believe anything I want them to.

Q36

0 = I am a born leader. 1 = Leadership is a quality that takes a long time to develop.

Q37

0 = I wish somebody would someday write my biography. 1 = I don't like people to pry into my life for any reason.

Q38

0 = I get upset when people don't notice how I look when I go out in public. 1 = I don't mind blending into the crowd when I go out in public.

Q39

0 = I am more capable than other people. 1 = There is a lot that I can learn from other people.

Q40

0 = I am much like everybody else. 1 = I am an extraordinary person.

Details

Item responses are paired. Respondents had to choose the one that fit them the best.

References

Raskin, Robert and Howard Terry. 1988. "A Principal-Components Analysis of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory and Further Evidence of Its Construct Validity." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 54(5):890-902.

Open Source Psychometrics Project. https://openpsychometrics.org/_rawdata/


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