narcissism[när′sə siz′əm; chiefly Brit, när sis′iz′əm]
- Narcissism is defined as excessive admiration of yourself.
- An example of narcissism is when a person only thinks about himself and doesn't think about the feelings of others.
- An example of narcissism is when you think you are so good looking, you can't look away from your image in the mirror.
- self-love; interest, often excessive interest, in one's own appearance, comfort, importance, abilities, etc.
- Psychoanalysis arrest at or regression to the first stage of libidinal development, in which the self is an object of erotic pleasure
Origin of narcissismGerman Narzissismus (; from Narziss, Narcissus) + -ismus, -ism
- Excessive preoccupation with or admiration of oneself. See Synonyms at conceit.
- A personality disorder characterized by self-preoccupation, need for admiration, lack of empathy, and unconscious deficits in self-esteem.
- 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.
Origin of narcissismAfter Narcissus.
(usually uncountable, plural narcissisms)
- Excessive love of oneself.
- Sexual desire for one's own body.
After Narcissus, a character in Greek mythology who became obsessed with his own reflection.