Narcissism In Greek Mythology

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There are many disorders that have origins from mythology. Narcissism is a very serious psychological disorder, whose origin can be traced back to roman and Greek mythology. Greek mythology, are the beliefs of the ancient Greeks dating back to about 2000 BC. Roman mythology, are the beliefs of the ancient Romans dating back to a time between 20 BC and 20 AD. Both myths tell a tale of a handsome young man who only wants to spend time with himself, which is what ultimately kills him.

Narcissus was the son of the river god cephisus and the nymph liriope. He was known for his beauty. There are two versions of the myth. The Greek version says aminias was a young man who fell in love with narcissus who had already spurned his male suitors. Aminias was also spurned, and then narcissus gave him a sword. He ended up killing himself on narcissus’s door step, praying to god to give narcissus a lesson for all the pain he prevailed. Later on he was walking by a
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It is known as narcissistic personality disorder or NPD. NPD is an inflated sense of their own self importance, a deep need for admiration, and a lack of empathy for others. But behind all this is a fragile self esteem that's vulnerable to the slightest criticism. It causes problems in many areas of life such as relationships, work, school, and financial affairs. It causes unhappiness and disappointment, and a need for special favors or admiration. It might make others not enjoy being around you. NPD is one of several types of personality disorders. Personality disorders are conditions in which people have traits that cause them to feel and behave in socially disturbing ways, limiting their ability to function in relationships and often areas of their life such as work or school. The person might come across as conceited, boastful, or pretentious, and will usually monopolize conversations. In order to be diagnosed with NPD you must have criteria provided by the

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