Narcissism in personality trait generally conceived of as excessive self love. In Greek mythology Narcissus was a man who fell in love with his reflection in a pool of water.
A narcissistic personality is one of the hardest personalities to treat in the mental health field. Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and lack of empathy that begins in early childhood. People with this disorder have a grandiose sense of self-importance, routinely overestimates their abilities, inflate their accomplishments, and may be surprised when the praise they expect and feel they deserve is not forthcoming.
They may be preoccupied in power, brilliance, beauty, and ideal love. They usually feel superior to others and expect self gratification, expecting constant attention and admiration.
Most of us of think of a narcissistic person being self-centered and they often are, but there is much more than this. Basically, a narcissistic person will think they are normal and others are wrong. They usually have difficulties to recognizing the desires and feelings of others due to their own focus on themselves.
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