1c. Extroverted NA- types can present as excitable, giddy eccentrics. They've the hyperactive vestiges of the NA type, and may even be adventurous and outgoing in character, if easily led. Outwardly they are shorn of domineering elements, but inside that bludgeoning sense of being remarkable can stir...
2. All seemed modest and conscious of the limitations of life, couching their sentiments in terms of how things are, not what things could be. It is common that the NP type, instinctively wary of big ideas and grand plans, focuses upon problems at hand and quietly, steadily works at solutions.
4. In contrast to NP types, the NPA- is more driven about getting to the bottom of things. They think about arriving at a situation where they will be contented and can tackle their life goals, and strategize to this end. Challenges include maladies and phobias, social anxiety, and distaste for obtrusive personalities...perhaps in the internet era, a subsection of NPA- types are 'stay-at-home achievers'?
5. There's a gulf between the NA type's self-perception and how others interpret their behaviour. This rewriting of the narrative, whereby the NA type is inevitably cast as being right, virtuous and deserving is the motif of cyclical, successive personal dramas. NA types who do better interpersonally use humour, self-deprecate and recognize it's best their assertiveness not veer into the territory of dreaded malignant narcissism.
6. I'd argue there's overlap between being resigned and being old, and that N-A/NP-A/-N/-A types aren't all that rare. The early and middle phases of life are characterized by ambition and a fight to succeed, contributing and procreating, dealing with others and carving out a legacy, or else schmoozing into some happy sinecure. Later life gets restful; all that worldly nonsense is dispensed with: "Why bother? Surely there's enough interesting things to contentedly ponder or partake in for multiple lifetimes?"
8. Prompt appraisal seemed in step with NPA+.
12a. Evokes those who take the helm at meetings, spending hours speaking but saying very little at all. Note that the submitter of 12b. refers to Narcissus as a female, perhaps in tacit acknowledgment.
13. NPA+ types take pride in being independent, acting as their own boss as skilled professionals or tradespeople. The word 'provider' is a smoking gun for diagnosis; it neatly denotes both personal pride and maternalism/paternalism in caring for one's nearest and dearest. Unless you know them well, dominant NPA types tend less to gab about qualifications or accomplishments, preferring to let work done well speak for itself.