Pathological Narcissism: Definition & Symptoms


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A person that demonstrates pathological narcissism might very well be diagnosed with which of the following?

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1. In a clinical context, the sense of self-importance and superiority are referred to as which of the following?

2. A narcissistic person may go out of their way to sabotage others in order to get ahead because they believe which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Extreme narcissism is a complex disorder that affects the way people view themselves and their relationships to others. This quiz and worksheet cover the major characteristics of pathological narcissism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz on narcissism tests your knowledge on the following topics:

  • Symptoms of narcissism
  • Clinical description of exaggerated talent and importance
  • Narcissistic motives and behaviors
  • Clinical diagnoses of severe narcissism
  • Defense mechanisms

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on how a narcissistic person takes criticism
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read about narcissism and understand the key points and concepts
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of pathological narcissism

Additional Learning

Read the lesson titled Pathological Narcissism: Definition & Symptoms to learn more about this mental health issue. The following objectives are included in the lesson:

  • Explain how pathological narcissists view other people
  • Describe how narcissists justify negative behaviors that affect others
  • Understand how to recognize pathological narcissism
  • List some of the typical behaviors associated with pathological narcissism