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Defining Narcissism

The term narcissism was originally coined from the Greek legend in which a hunter named Narcissus was known for his outer beauty and disdain for others. Narcissus fell in love with his own reflection in the water. Not knowing the beautiful image was his own and needing to possess it, he eventually drowned. Today we use the term narcissism broadly to describe somebody who is arrogant, grandiose, selfish, and superficially charming. There is a spectrum of narcissism, ranging from that which is benign or even socially advantageous, to the more pathological types.

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