Sunday, November 13, 2011

What is Narcissism?

1. Excessive love or admiration of oneself. See Synonyms at conceit.
2. A psychological condition characterized by self-preoccupation, lack of empathy, and unconscious deficits in self-esteem.
3. 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.
4. The attribute of the human psyche charactized by admiration of oneself but within normal limits.

"Narcissism" by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)

One might also observe that the line between narcissism and grief is very thin...

Source: The Free Dictionary

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