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narcissism

División en sílabas: nar·cis·sism
Pronunciación: /ˈnärsəˌsizəm
 
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Definición de narcissism en inglés:

sustantivo

1Excessive or erotic interest in oneself and one’s physical appearance.
Example sentences
  • But excessive self-love, or narcissism, could actually increase violence in schools.
  • Like most blogs, the content is erratic, syncopated by the intrusions of daily life, random interests, monomania, narcissism and booze.
  • Is indulging our individual truths a form of excessive narcissism?
Sinónimos
1.1 Psychology Extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one’s own talents and a craving for admiration, as characterizing a personality type.
Example sentences
  • Would-be doctors had personality defects ranging from extreme over-confidence, narcissism and aloofness to being overly empathetic.
  • She might even have admitted to extreme narcissism if it made a good line.
  • This factor supports the idea that an extreme narcissism is a specific psychogenic factor here.
1.2 Psychoanalysis Self-centeredness arising from failure to distinguish the self from external objects, either in very young babies or as a feature of mental disorder.
Example sentences
  • ‘One of the features of narcissism is enormous confidence and self-esteem,’ she observes.
  • And narcissism is a seductive mental disorder.
  • After all, normal narcissism makes most psychiatrists feel they are doing a good job, even when they may not be.

Origen

early 19th century: via Latin from the Greek name Narkissos (see Narcissus) + -ism.

Derivados

narcissist

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Pronunciación: /ˈnärsəsəst/
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • The authors suggest that aggression by narcissists is an interpersonally meaningful and specific response to an ego threat.
  • It lets narcissists and egomaniacs (me included) run wild and pollute your mind with their thoughts.
  • That way he can spend his days with another egomaniacal narcissist.

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