- 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.
Narcissism is defined as excessive admiration of yourself.
- 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 an exaggerated sense of self-importance, need for admiration, and lack of empathy. Also called narcissistic personality disorder .
- Pleasure derived from contemplation or admiration of one's own body or self, considered in psychoanalytic theory to be 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.