What exactly is a 'Narcissus Complex"?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Narcissistic personality - personality marked by self-love and self-absorption; unrealistic views about your own qualities and little regard for others

    Narcissism -mental disorder characterized by extreme self-absorption, an exaggerated sense of self-importance, and a need for attention and admiration from others. First identified by Havelock Ellis in 1898, the disorder is named for the mythological Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection. In addition to an inflated self-image and addiction to fantasy, narcissism is characterized by an unusual coolness and composure, which is shaken only when the narcissistic confidence is threatened, and by the tendency to take others for granted or to exploit them. According to Sigmund Freud, narcissism is a normal stage in children's development, but it is considered a disorder when it occurs after puberty.

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  • silman
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Define Narcissus

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's a abnormal personality disorder where someone believes they are the center of every possible happening. Narcissist generally become very involved in other people's lives, so that they can 'help', then complain to others that they didn't get appreciation, if the person didn't reciprocate. Unlike Sociopaths, Narcssist generally believe they are concerned about other people, but it really comes down to using them to get recognition.

    This tends to be the most difficult personality disorder to treat, because it often leads to grandiose imaginings and that is hard to talk people out of.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Narcissus is aperson in mythology who fell in love with his own refelection (as already stated by the first answerer). A narcissus complex is a psychiatric diagnosis for someone who is obsessed with their own physical appearance, thinking they are very attractive and usually spend a unusually large amount of time grooming themselves and thinking about or looking at themselves.

  • 1 decade ago

    it's a myth about a dude who's name was Narcissus and he was in love with himself and he saw his reflection in the water and never took his eyes off of it not even to eat or drink and eventually he died

  • 1 decade ago

    It a personality disorder where a person gets excited just looking at themselves.

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