What is the theory behind this Narcissistic Personality Disorder Worksheet?
Narcissistic Personality disorder is characterised by an extremely inflated sense of self that brings along a host of related signs and symptoms with it. People with this disorder are highly unlikely to feel empathy, care or understanding for others. They seek constant attention,unlimited praise and want the world to revolve around them. This causes significant issues in all aspects of their lives including the relationships they form and how they treat those relations.
How will the worksheet help?
The worksheet will provide some common signs and symptoms of NPD that can help people recognize its presence in their loved ones. It can be of great help to partners of people with NPD who are often victims of their incessant narcissism and continue to live unhappy and depressed lives believing they are worthless.
How to use the worksheet?
This worksheet can be used in mental health awareness campaigns to help people identify NPD in their loved ones so that they can be convinced to seek help. It can also be used to help victims of domestic abuse identify narcissistic attributes in their partners so that they can find a way to escape the narcissistic abuse.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder Worksheet
Following are some common behaviours that can help you recognize if anyone you know has Narcissistic Personality Disorder or attributes of a Narcissist.
|An inflated sense of self: showing signs of self-concern and self- centeredness|
|Always seeking admiration and attention|
|Expect others to always follow their wishes on command|
|An unhealthy sense of entitlement|
|Dehumanising those who are of no benefit to them without caring for their feelings|
|Lack of compassion and empathy|
|No guilt or remorse over mistakes or intentional wrongdoings.|
|Most likely obsessed with their appearance|
|Unrealistic exaggeration of their skills and capabilities|
|Inability to acknowledge any sort of criticism – show extreme reactions when criticised|
|May show aggressive or violent behaviour|
|Emotionally manipulative to get what they want|
|Fantasise about ultimate power and wealth|
|Difficulty keeping close relationships|
|Feelings of superiority|
|Enjoys seeing others powerless|
|Envious of others and falsely believe everyone else envies them|
|Show anger when not given special praise|
|Show arrogant behaviour|
|Willing to hurt others just to get what they want|
American Psychiatric Association (2022) Narcissistic personality disorder. In: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed., text rev)
You can download this worksheet here.