What Does Narcissistic Mean?


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Meg Hayes Profile
Meg Hayes answered
The word "narcissistic" is an adjective which is used to describe a person with particular qualities. These qualities can include, but are not limited to, selfishness, vanity, conceitedness, pride, and self-admiration. The word "narcissistic" is an overwhelmingly negative way to describe the characteristics of a person who takes a great deal of pride in their physical, mental or emotional self. The adjective "narcissistic" is linked with the word "narcissist", a noun used to refer to a person possessing or demonstrating the qualities mentioned above.

"Narcissistic" can also refer to the Narcissistic Personality Disorder, which involves a person demonstrating traits such as vanity and pride to an extreme level. If a person is a diagnosed "narcissist", they can have such a high level of self-assuredness that they begin to exclude others from their life, resulting in isolation. Those who are clinically "narcissistic" value personal achievement and physical attributes highly. They tend to avoid forming relationships with other people, seeing others as objects to be used for their own benefit. Narcissists appear as though they have little regard or respect for other people's feelings, as they view themselves as the only important person in their life.

While the cause of Narcissistic Personality Disorder is disputed, Groopman and Cooper suggest that it could be triggered during childhood, by adults who place a great deal of emphasis of physical appearance or achievement. Other psychologists such as Dr. Lopez de Victoria imply that Narcissistic Personality Disorder could be caused by a single trauma or a series of traumas during childhood, relating to the childhood relationships with adults such as parents and caregivers. Psychologists tend to agree that those who are diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder tend to put on an "act" or pretend to be a person that they are not in reality, to hide their narcissistic qualities from others.
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Vikash Swaroop answered
The word narcissistic is used as an adjective term for the phenomenon of narcissism. The word narcissism is used for a kind of habit in which you admire yourself too much and the admiration is usually happens in terms of appearance. The word is being used in very formal English and usually a writer use the word to conveys the idea of the phenomenon when he wants to make it a disapproving attribute.

The word can trace its origin in the Greek mythology where Narcissus was a beautiful young man who fell in love with himself when he saw his reflection in a pool. When he died he changed into a flower ands these days his name is better known as the name of the flower.
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kat roshanka answered
An exceptional interest in or admiration for oneself, esp one's physical appearance
Cheryl Williams Profile
Cheryl Williams answered
To describe someone as narcissistic is to call them vain or accuse them of vanity. The person takes extreme care with the way that they present themselves to others and could take personal grooming to excessive levels. The person also would constantly check themselves in mirrors - even shop windows. Their appearance can make them totally self absorbed and very difficult to live with.
This could mainly be applied to men as according to Greek mythology, Narcissus who rejected the love of Echo, (a nymph who herself pined away until all that was left was her voice), and fell deeply in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. He pined away and was transformed into a flower, the narcissus as we know it today.
This is now part of the genus of several widely cultivated plants. They normally have narrow leaves that are like grass in appearance. They also have white or yellow flowers and have as the central crown that is cup or trumpet shaped.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Narsacitic means super selfish  to where you will make your self happy by putting people down.
Katie Harry Profile
Katie Harry answered
Narcissist is an adjective used to describe any person who is vain and has excessive self-love or ego.

The term 'narcissism' is derived from Greek mythology in which a very handsome man, Narcissus, fell in love with his own image that he saw in a lake. This was a punishment from the nymph Echo whose advances he had rejected. Since he could not obtain his love (his image), he used to spend hours pining away at the lake. Finally. He killed himself.

Today, the term is used to define any person who is overly obsessed with himself. The term 'metrosexuals' is a variation on the term narcissism. These people are a product of the material world who love themself and everything that keeps them looking good and feeds their ego.
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Anonymous answered
Narcissist can be mean "Ego" - "Egoism"
Label as person narcissist for their names or make story.

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