Narcissistic Personality Inventory-16 (NPI-16)

The Narcissistic Personality Inventory-16 (NPI-16) is a shortened form of the NPI-40 for measuring subclinical narcissism. When situations do not allow the longer 40-item version, this 16-item version is used. The NPI-16 has been shown to have meaningful face, discriminant, internal and predicative validity.

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Daniel Ames, Paul Rose, & Cameron P. Anderson (2006).

Reliability and Validity

α = .72; mean inter-item correlation = .13; loadings on the first unrotated factor ranged from .13 to .66 with the first factor capturing 19.9 percent of variance; correlated with the NPI-40 at r = .90 (p < .001)

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Ames, Daniel R., Rose, Paul, and Anderson, Cameron P. (2006). The NPI-16 as a short measure of narcissism. Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 440-450.

Raskin, R., & Terry, H. (1988). A principal-components analysis of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory and further evidence of its construct validity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 54, 890–902.