What is the role of personality tests in the diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)?

Updated: May 16, 2018
  • Author: Sheenie Ambardar, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Although there is some debate regarding their usefulness and reliability, personality tests such as the following may be administered to help elucidate character pathology and facilitate the diagnosis of NPD:

  • Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire–4 (PDQ-4)

  • Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory III (MCMI-III)

  • International Personality Disorder Examination (IPDE)

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