- narcissistic personality,
Origin of narcissism
Examples from the Web for narcissism
The characters are consumed less by technology and more by their own narcissism and the virus of fame.David Cronenberg: Why Frustrated Novelists Hate the Screenplay|Craig Hubert|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is this neurosis, narcissism, or the farsighted wisdom that allows a fellow to win three hundred games?
But this is also a parody of narcissism, just a little detour to eternity.
Crist really is that driven by narcissism, ambition, and personal vanity.The Messy, Sordid Story of Jim Greer, Charlie Crist’s Man to a Fault|Rick Wilson|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And you have these outsized personalities who are running them, which just confirms their narcissism.Novelist Holly Peterson Talks About New York, Power Trippers, and Love|Hannah Seligson|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But, in an effort to compensate for a deep-set inferiority complex, they react with vanity and narcissism.
Narcissism is a result of stunted growth and of childhood abuse.
Word Origin for narcissism
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.
A consuming self-absorption or self-love; a type of egotism. Narcissists constantly assess their appearance, desires, feelings, and abilities.