Definitions for narcissismˈnɑr səˌsɪz ɛm; ˈnɑr sɪz əm

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word narcissism

Princeton's WordNet

  1. self-love, narcism, narcissism(noun)

    an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself

    "self-love that shut out everyone else"

Wiktionary

  1. narcissism(Noun)

    Excessive love of oneself.

  2. narcissism(Noun)

    Sexual desire for one's own body.

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

Freebase

  1. Narcissism

    Narcissism is a term that originated with Narcissus in Greek mythology who fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water. Currently it is used to describe a person characterized by egotism, vanity, pride, or selfishness. Narcissism has included particular meanings in specific fields: ⁕A concept in psychoanalytic theory, introduced in Sigmund Freud's On Narcissism ⁕An Axis II disorder, Narcissistic personality disorder, in DSM-IV ⁕A social or cultural problem ⁕A factor in trait theory used in some self-report inventories of personality such as the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory Except in the sense of primary narcissism or healthy self-love, narcissism is usually considered a problem in a person or group's relationships with self and others.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Narcissism

    A psychoanalytic term meaning self-love.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of narcissism in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of narcissism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Harris Stratyner:

    It's what we call acquired narcissism. Some people, young kids, learn to be narcissistic.

  2. Sigmund Freud:

    Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.

  3. Andr Dubus:

    Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.

  4. David McGrain:

    The narcissism among some of my team mates made me want to vomit, all they could think about was their goddamn climb, when hours before we were holding crushed skulls in our hands.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Woman cannot be free until man's mind is liberated from the megalomania! His self-exaltation is the mother of the gender inequalities. Till we eliminate his exacerbated narcissism, woman will remain unfree!

Images & Illustrations of narcissism


Translations for narcissism

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for narcissism »

Translation

Find a translation for the narcissism definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these narcissism definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"narcissism." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 25 Sep. 2016. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/narcissism>.

Are we missing a good definition for narcissism? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for narcissism:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.