self-love, narcism, narcissism(noun)
an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself
"self-love that shut out everyone else"
Excessive love of oneself.
Sexual desire for one's own body.
Origin: After Narcissus, a character in Greek mythology who became obsessed with his own reflection.
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.
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A psychoanalytic term meaning self-love.
The numerical value of narcissism in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of narcissism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's what we call acquired narcissism. Some people, young kids, learn to be narcissistic.
Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.
Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.
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.
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!
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Translations for narcissism
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- narcisismeCatalan, Valencian
- αυτοερωτισμός, αυταρέσκεια, αυτοθαυμασμός, ναρκισσισμόςGreek
- ナルシシスム, 自己愛, ナルシシズムJapanese
- нарциссизм, самовлюблённость, самолюбованиеRussian
- samodopadljivost, narcisizam, samoljublje, narcizamSerbo-Croatian
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