Meaning of Narcissist

What is Narcissistic:

Narcissistic or being a narcissist is related to narcissism. According to the Greek myth, Narcissus was a beautiful young man full of pride, vanity and insensitivity who despised all the maidens and others who fell in love with him.

Nemesis, the goddess of revenge, punished Narcissus, and when he saw himself reflected in the water of a fountain, he fell in love with his own image and ended up being consumed in his unsatisfied desire, since he was unable to separate himself from his image, which she faded every time he reached for her to kiss her. Narcissus, saddened with pain, commits suicide with his sword and after dying, falls into the water and transforms into the flower that bears his name, the narcissus, a beautiful smelly flower but sterile of fruit.

Therefore, a narcissist is a person who feels an excessive admiration for himself, for his physical appearance and for his gifts or qualities. A narcissist par excellence is a self-centered and proud person to the point of not being able to live a happy life, since he shows an acute selfishness and a disregard for the needs and feelings of others that can become perverse.

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Personality disorder: Narcissistic

Pathological narcissism is considered a serious personality disorder and dysfunction. It is a pathology characterized by an exaggerated overvaluation of oneself and a great desire for admiration for others accompanied by low self-esteem.

However, in psychology, narcissism is a necessary stepping stone for personality development in childhood and has a psycho-evolutionary or psychogenetic significance.

See also:

  • Narcissism.
  • Gaslighting (or make gas light).

Characteristics of a pathological narcissus

The pathological narcissistic person considers himself special and with more rights than others, shows a great lack of empathy, believes himself to be better and superior to others and is hypersensitive to criticism from others.

The narcissist tends to constantly demand the attention and admiration of others, always talking about himself, and expects others to realize his superiority, and therefore, to admire and praise him.

Feel uncertain to be affected immensely by criticism, continually needing to confirm your superiority by seeking praise from others.

He usually surrounds himself with people inferior to him to take advantage of them and achieve his goals. You are envious or think that others are envious of you. Shows arrogant, pushy and haughty attitudes and behaviors.

At work, a daffodil is tireless because he always wants to show his superiority that will give him power. He doesn't like to be ruled over.

In love relationships, the narcissist is exploitative and breakups are frequent because no one is good enough for a narcissistic person, therefore, they do not usually have stable and lasting relationships.

Small physical defects cause him to overreact and, therefore, he is usually very careful with his appearance, devoting continuous attention to his clothing, his hairstyle and his appearance in general, being a vanity par excellence.

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