Narcissism definition

närsĭ-sĭzəm
A personality disorder characterized by an exaggerated sense of self-importance, need for admiration, and lack of empathy.
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A personality disorder characterized by self-preoccupation, need for admiration, lack of empathy, and unconscious deficits in self-esteem.
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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.
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Excessive preoccupation with or admiration of oneself.
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Excessive preoccupation with or admiration of oneself.
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Excessive love of oneself.
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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.
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(psychoanalysis) Arrest at or regression to the first stage of libidinal development, in which the self is an object of erotic pleasure.
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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.

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Excessive interest in one's own appearance, comfort, importance, abilities, etc.
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Sexual desire for one's own body.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of narcissism - narcism

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
narcissism
Plural:
narcissisms

Origin of narcissism

  • After Narcissus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • After Narcissus, a character in Greek mythology who became obsessed with his own reflection.

    From Wiktionary