David Callahan says, “We live in a self-revelatory age, a culture of narcissism.”
A self-destructive combition of ignorance, narcissism, and generation-specific disregard for their own privacy, say experts.
The language here is so impacted with narcissism, I suppose I may be forgiven for noticing, first, that word "exclusive."
And this is where narcissism and relationships end up on a collision course.
The narcissism of a self-pitying sense of superiority remains in place.
In fact, narcissism, even in small doses, has shifted courtship into a high-stakes relationship culture.
“This was feminism in the age of narcissism,” wrote Judith Warner.
That flat tone she uses when her narcissism has been insulted.
1905, from German Narzissismus, coined 1899 (in "Die sexuellen Perversitäten"), by German psychiatrist Paul Näcke (1851-1913), on a comparison suggested 1898 by Havelock Ellis, from Greek Narkissos, name of a beautiful youth in mythology (Ovid, "Metamorphoses," iii.370) who fell in love with his own reflection in a spring and was turned to the flower narcissus (q.v.). Coleridge used the word in a letter from 1822.
But already Krishna, enamoured of himself, had resolved to experience lust for his own self; he manifested his own Nature in the cow-herd girls and enjoyed them." [Karapatri, "Lingopasana-rahasya," Siddhanta, II, 1941-2]Sometimes erroneously as narcism.
narcissism nar·cis·sism (när'sĭ-sĭz'əm) or nar·cism (när'sĭz'əm)
Excessive love or admiration of oneself.
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.
A consuming self-absorption or self-love; a type of egotism. Narcissists constantly assess their appearance, desires, feelings, and abilities.