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Narcissism: Me First

To be narcissistic is to be selfish, manipulative, and ego-driven. But this trait has varying degrees of intensity, from reasonable selfishness to a villainous and psychopathic personality disorder.

Narcissists need not always be the flashy and over-confident people who are not letting oth...

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..or NPD, refers to an extremely severe, negative form of narcissism and has the following traits:

  1. Pervasive patterns of self-importance.
  2. Preoccupation of fantasies of extreme power.
  3. A constant need to be admired.
  4. A sense of entitlement.
  5. Lack of em...

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Most narcissists do not fall in the two extremes of angels (zero narcissism) or demons (impairing disorder) but are somewhere in between, a grey area where they exhibit a certain level of narcissism. This makes diagnosis difficult in most cases.

Psychologists have identified two broad ...

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This is the kind of narcissism which is commonly associated with what narcissism is supposed to mean.

This Tony Starkish caricature of a flamboyant personality is noticed due to their loud and bold nature. A measure of grandiose traits are actually positive, and most people don’t mind...

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We may have seen some hypersensitive people at work, or among friends, who are taking everything to heart, being defensive, spiteful, and avoidant with their interactions. These people are easily hurt and are always insecure, in self-doubt, or in some kind of deep pain.

Their vulnerability...

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