Writings from Christine

What Is a Narcissist?

by on June 11, 2017

The word “Narcissist” has it’s origins in Greek Mythology. Around 8AD, there is a story about a beautiful hunter named Narcissus who was exceptionally proud. In order to expose his arrogance, Nemesis (a long standing rival and the origin of the word nemesis) drew him to a pool of water.  Narcissus, upon seeing his reflection and not realizing it was his own image, became so attracted to himself that he refused to leave. He later died there. Thus, the name Narcissist describes a person who is fixated on themselves. Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) takes it root from the same name. Here is a practical definition: Believes they better and/or superior to others, Fantasizes about their unlimited power, success, and attractiveness, Exaggerates their achievements and talents, Expects constant praise and admiration from others, Believes they are special and can only associate with other special people, Shows little to no empathy for others, Expects others to go along with their ideas

Source: What Is a Narcissist? | The Exhausted Woman

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