Definitions for narcissist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. narcissist, narcist(noun)

    someone in love with themselves

Wiktionary

  1. narcissist(Noun)

    Person full of egoism and pride.

  2. narcissist(Noun)

    One who shows extreme love and admiration for oneself.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Elizabeth Bowen:

    Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life in his own terms.

  2. Leo C. Rosten:

    Every writer is a narcissist. This does not mean that he is vain it only means that he is hopelessly self-absorbed.

  3. Leo Rosten:

    Every writer is a narcissist. This does not mean that he is vain; it only means that he is hopelessly self-absorbed.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Here are the seven signs of Narcissism, which you can use to identify the Narcissists that may be around you in the society.: (1) Shamelessness: Shame is the feeling that lurks beneath all unhealthy narcissism, and the inability to process shame in healthy ways. (2) Magical thinking: Narcissists view themselves as perfect at all times, using distortion and illusion known as “magical thinking“. They also use projection to dump shame onto others. (3) Arrogance: A narcissist who is feeling deflated may re-inflate by diminishing, debasing, or degrading somebody else. (4) Envy: A narcissist may secure a sense of superiority in the face of another person’s ability by using contempt to minimize the other person. (5) Entitlement: Narcissists hold unreasonable expectations of particularly favorable treatment and automatic compliance because they consider themselves special. Failure to comply is considered an attack on their superiority, and the perpetrator is considered an “awkward” or “difficult” person. Defiance of their will is a narcissistic injury that can trigger narcissistic rage. (6) Exploitation: Can take many forms but always involves the exploitation of others without regard for their feelings or interests. Often the other is in a subservient position where resistance would be difficult or even impossible. Sometimes the subservience is not so much real as assumed. (7) Bad boundaries: Narcissists do not recognize that they have boundaries and that others are separate and are not extensions of themselves. Others either exist to meet their needs or may as well not exist at all. Those who provide narcissistic supply to the narcissist are treated as if they are part of the narcissist and are expected to live up to those expectations. In the mind of a narcissist there is no boundary between self and other.


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