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Are You In A Relationship With A Narcissist? Take This Quiz To Know

Are You In A Relationship With A Narcissist? Take This Quiz To Know
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Are You In A Relationship With A Narcissist?
Narcissists have a grandiose sense of self-importance and entitlement, crave admiration and attention. This quiz will shed insight on your relationships with them, whether they are coworkers, friends, or family members, and how to step into your personal power in that relationship.

1. Does the person act as if life revolves around him or her? Yes No
2. Do I have to compliment him or her to get his or her attention or approval? Yes No
3. Does he or she constantly steer the conversation back to himself/herself? Yes No
4. Does he or she downplay my feelings or interests? Yes No
5. If I disagree, does he or she become cold or withholding? Yes No

How to interpret this quiz

  • If you had 0 yeses – It’s unlikely that you’re involved with a narcissist
  • If you had 1 yes – Even answering yes to one question is a red flag indicating potential narcissism. It is healthy to address the issue with the person–for instance not feeling listened to–in order to resolve it. In a relationship it’s important that you feel heard and respected.
  • If you had 2 yeses – This person has some narcissistic tendencies. Your emotional freedom is somewhat compromised by his or her self-centeredness.
  • If you had 3 yeses – You are in a relationship with someone who has moderate narcissistic tendencies. This starts to take a toll on your intimacy. Beware of trying to win their love and attention or making your self-worth dependent on them.”,
  • If you had 4 yeses – You are in a relationship with someone with definite narcissistic traits. Everything is “all about them.” Keep your expectations realistic. Enjoy their good qualities, but look for your nurturing from people who can reciprocate.”,

If you had 5 yeses – You are in a relationship with a narcissist. Do not marry this person! He or she has a limited capacity for empathy and unconditional love.
If the relationship is unavoidable, lower your expectations. To successfully communicate, you must show how something will be to their benefit, as tedious as that ego stroking is.

This quiz is excerpted from
Emotional Freedom
by Judith Orloff MD


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Written by Dr. Judith Orloff

Judith Orloff, MD is the New York Times best-selling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. Her new book Thriving as an Empath offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people along with its companion The Empath’s Empowerment Journal. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff also specializes in treating highly sensitive, empathic people in her private practice. Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA and has a popular TEDX talk. Her other books are Thriving as an Empath: 365 Days of Self-Care for Sensitive People, The Empowered Empath’s Journal, Emotional Freedom and Guide to Intuitive Healing. Explore more information about her Empath Support Online course and speaking schedule on www.drjudithorloff.com.

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