The author pointedly asked for responses from readers.
A Yes/No Test for Narcissists: Should I Respond to This Thing?

Just to be clear, you mean people who are readers of the essay, right? Not readers as in, someone who can pretty much read, more or less? Because there seems to be confusion on that.

And does comprehension come into play, or is that wandering off topic?

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