Washington : Scientists have found a new method that could help identify a narcissistic person with just one simple question, reports ANI.

The researchers found that they could reliably identify narcissistic people by asking them the exact question (including the note) – to what extent do you agree with this statement: “I am a narcissist.” (Note: The word ‘narcissist’ means egotistical, self-focused, and vain.) And people rated themselves on a scale of 1 (not very true of me) to 7 (very true of me).

Results showed that people’s answer to this question lined up very closely with several other validated measures of narcissism, including the widely used Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI).

The difference was that this new survey, which the researchers called the Single Item Narcissism Scale (SINS), has one question, while the NPI has 40 questions to answer.

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