What does narcissism mean?

Definitions for narcissismˈnɑr səˌsɪz ɛm; ˈnɑr sɪz əm

Here are all the 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"


  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.


  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.


  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. Stanley Renshon:

    Narcissism is an occupational hazard for political leaders, you have to have an outsized ambition and an outsized ego to run for office.

  5. 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.

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