What is Narcissism?

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July 24, 2016 1:38AM

It's when someone is obsessed/in love with themselves. It comes from a mythological character named Narcissus who fell in love with his own reflection.


According to American Dictionary it is "abnormal admiration of one's self."


it is vanity.

or according to

  1. Excessive love or admiration of oneself. See Synonyms at conceit.
  2. A psychological condition characterized by self-preoccupation, lack of empathy, and unconscious deficits in self-esteem.
  3. Erotic pleasure derived from contemplation or admiration of one's own body or self, especially as a fixation on or a regression to an infantile stage of development.
  4. The attribute of the human psyche charactized by admiration of oneself but within normal limits.

I'm prone to think of narcissism in the Disorder sense, which, based on many accounts, is self-obsession. It doesn't always look like self-love. But they're in a continual quest to maintain a sense of being able to love themselves in the form of what he sees as 'ideal', which is his 'pretend' self. At first glance, any of these explanations don't make narcissism look like much of a big deal. The bigger deal is the process itself, which always will involve the making use of those around him to achieve that end.