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    The Narcissistic Vampire Checklist


    THE SMARTEST, MOST TALENTED, ALL-AROUND BEST PERSON IN THE WORLD TEST:


    True or false? Score one point for each true answer.

    1. THIS PERSON HAS ACHIEVED MORE THAN MOST PEOPLE HIS OR HER AGE.

    2. THIS PERSON IS FIRMLY CONVINCED THAT HE OR SHE IS BETTER, SMARTER, OR MORE TALENTED THAN OTHER PEOPLE.

    3. THIS PERSON LOVES COMPETITION, BUT IS A POOR LOSER.

    4. THIS PERSON HAS FANTASIES OF DOING SOMETHING GREAT OR BEING FAMOUS, AND OFTEN EXPECTS TO BE TREATED AS IF THESE FANTASIES HAD ALREADY COME TRUE.

    5. THIS PERSON HAS VERY LITTLE INTEREST IN WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE THINKING OR FEELING, UNLESS HE OR SHE WANTS SOMETHING FROM THEM.

    6. THIS PERSON IS A NAME DROPPER.

    7. TO THIS PERSON IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO LIVE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AND ASSOCIATE WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE.

    8. THIS PERSON TAKES ADVANTAGE OF OTHER PEOPLE TO ACHIEVE HIS OR HER OWN GOALS.

    9. THIS PERSON USUALLY MANAGES TO BE IN A CATEGORY BY HIM OR HERSELF.

    10. THIS PERSON OFTEN FEELS PUT UPON WHEN ASKED TO TAKE CARE OF HIS OR HER RESPONSIBILITIES TO FAMILY, FRIENDS, OR WORK GROUP.

    11. THIS PERSON REGULARLY DISREGARDS RULES OR EXPECTS THEM TO BE CHANGED BECAUSE HE OR SHE IS IN SOME WAY SPECIAL.

    12. THIS PERSON BECOMES IRRITATED WHEN OTHER PEOPLE DON'T AUTOMATICALLY DO WHAT HE OR SHE WANTS THEM TO DO, EVEN WHEN THEY HAVE A GOOD REASON FOR NOT COMPLYING.

    13. THIS PERSON REVIEWS SPORTS, ART, AND LITERATURE BY TELLING YOU WHAT HE OR SHE WOULD HAVE DONE INSTEAD.

    14. THIS PERSON THINKS MOST CRITICISMS OF HIM OR HER ARE MOTIVATED BY JEALOUSY.

    15. THIS PERSON REGARDS ANYTHING SHORT OF WORSHIP TO BE REJECTION.

    16. THIS PERSON SUFFERS FROM A CONGENITAL INABILITY TO RECOGNIZE HIS OR HER OWN MISTAKES. ON THE RARE OCCASIONS THAT THIS PERSON DOES RECOGNIZE A MISTAKE, EVEN THE SLIGHTEST ERROR CAN PRECIPITATE A MAJOR DEPRESSION.

    17. THIS PERSON OFTEN EXPLAINS WHY PEOPLE WHO ARE BETTER KNOWN THAN HE OR SHE IS NOT REALLY ALL THAT GREAT.

    18. THIS PERSON OFTEN COMPLAINS OF BEING MISTREATED OR MISUNDERSTOOD.

    19. PEOPLE EITHER LOVE OR HATE THIS PERSON.

    20. DESPITE THIS PERSON'S OVERLY HIGH OPINION OF HIM OR HERSELF, HE OR SHE IS REALLY QUITE INTELLIGENT AND TALENTED.


    Scoring: Five or more true answers qualifies the person as a Narcissistic Emotional Vampire, though not necessarily for a diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality. If the person scores higher than ten, and is not a member of the royal family, be careful that you aren't mistaken for one of the servants.




    By ALBERT J. BERNSTEIN, Ph.D.



    The DSM-IV Diagnostic Criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder are:

    A pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, lack of empathy, as indicated by at least five of the following:

    1. a grandiose sense of self-importance

    2. is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love

    3. believes that he or she is "special" and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)

    4. requires excessive admiration

    5. has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favourable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations

    6. is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends

    7. lacks empathy and is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others

    8. is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her

    9. shows arrogant, haughty behaviours or attitudes
    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." -Aristotle

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    Everything I've read on narcissistic behaviors, really hit the nail on the head for me. I have been in my 3rd marriage, on a rollercoaster of emotions & doubting myself, thinking it was me that had a problem from day one. He left & filed for divorce then came crying back to me. After 3 months of trying to make things work (once again, third time to be exact), reading about narcissistic behavior, I broke it off a couple of weeks ago. I sit here & think about the love I had for him & that I feel like that I miss him....BUT the truth is there is nothing to miss since I never had him because of these traits. I am so glad you have this post on here....living with a person that has narcissistic behavior is scary & I was fortunate enough to cut it off before it damaged me & my children any more.

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    I've known a lot of people like this - thankfully none of them were my ex, nor was I particularly close to any of them. Mainly because they were Narcissistic Vampires.
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