History of narcissism

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  • St. Louis-Boston Transportation Security Administration Analysis

    either; sensation that lasts for as long as it takes me to process the experience and reestablish my old sense of self. TSA Inspected Suspects Paul Näcke (1899) was the first one to describe the narcissistic behavior as an individual treating his own body as one might treat the body of a sexual partner. Later on Freud used the term narcissism for four different phenomenons: narcissism as sexual perversion; narcissism as a developmental stage; narcissism as the cathexis of the ego; and narcissism as an object of choice. Following the description made by Näcke, Freud described a developmental stage in which ‘the individual unifies his sexual instincts (which have hitherto been engaged in autoerotic activities) in order to obtain a love-object; and he begins by taking himself, his own body as his love-object (1911c, p.60). While Freudian descriptions relate narcissism to the ego, Kohut 's recognized narcissism as the cathexis of self-representations. My understanding lays somewhat in between. As when TSA agents capture a persongarments; and I felt being turned into an object that needs no love but scrutiny, inspection: Surveillance. During secondary narcissism, one cathectizes one 's own body as the first object. Doing so allows us to have a sense of integration of all body parts. The body is not naked. Since birth we are most of the times wrapped in clothes. As the ego is projected onto the body in a narcissistic way; clothes and other garments all gain special significance…

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  • Narcissism In Pop Culture

    and specificity of situation the easiest aspect separating the two. While narcissists need attention and compliments from others overconfident people don’t need it and are reliant on their own belief in their ability. Narcissism is independent of any situation, whereas overconfidence is relative to a specific situation and its outcome. These are some of the symptoms of narcissism; self-obsessive, appearing unemotional, easily jealous, exploiting others to achieve one 's goals, difficulty in…

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  • Example Of Narcissism In Psychology

    In recent years, narcissism levels in the United States has shown to be in “3 out of 4 [high school seniors] report they are satsfied with themselves, up from 2 out of 3 in 1975,” (Twenge et al., 2010). Narcissism has been evident in today’s society through advice columns, the “selfie” trending on social media, self-branding and listening to music on the radio that brags about fame and money. Recently, high schoolers are claiming attention by bullying and posting selfish human behavior and…

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  • Mahn's Separation-Individuation Theory

    The clinical evaluation states that Edward suffers from anxiety, depression affect, ruminations; furthermore, Edward has a fixation with manhood, sexual dysfunctional disorders, and psychological distresses. Edward’s psychological testing results indicated that he his prognosis is narcissistic personality disorder He brought in his prior case history, and Edward’s chief care-provider nearly harmed him by flinging him into a wall. This incident happened at the time when Edward’s grandiosity had…

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  • Societal Shifts On Human Empathy

    Effects of Societal Shifts on Human Empathy History has shown that mankind has the natural tendency to evolve. Humans have the unrelenting desire to aspire for better things; for example, people have evolved from hunting and gathering to agriculture, the age of discovery to the age of enlightenment, and the industrial revolution to the multimedia age. Regardless of all the changes that humans have made, there is one thing that always remains the same: the interactions between one person and…

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  • Adaptive Narcissism

    Narcissism, a trait some find unbearable, but a trait many people possess. To an extent, being narcissistic doesn’t sound all that awful. By definition, it is a noun, meaning inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self love; vanity. In this definition, narcissism can only be applied to one person. One person can be narcissistic, a whole group of people can be, but what about a whole culture? A country? An entire race? According to Greek mythology, the word “narcissist”, came from the…

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  • Analysis Of The Picture Of Dorian Gray And Frankenstein By Oscar Wilde

    dramatically warped. As Dorian is introduced to this “new Hedonism,” he begins to become interested in living simply for his own worldly pleasure. Reflecting the destruction of Gray based on his newfound immorality and narcissism, Wilde uses the portrait of Gray painted by Basil as a symbol for the damage that his narcissism causes. As Dorian Gray grows more and more self-centered and apathetic towards anyone but himself, his portrait receives the physical, superficial effects of such behavior.…

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  • Frankenstein And The Picture Of Dorian Gray Analysis

    A discolored creature of massive build towers over the diminutive, feeble humans, who are immobilized by fear of its menacing glare and mutated frame. Like small mice, the people scamper away from the monster’s presence in disgust of its hideous appearance and fear of its unpredictable behaviors. Now, the creature stands alone, grieving over the pain of its abandonment. Who’s the real monster – man or creature? Since the origins of horror stories, grotesque creatures, like those previously…

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  • Economics: Protestant Work Ethic Attitudes And Economics

    Protestant Work Ethic Attitudes and Economics Protestant Work Ethic is based on the theory that one must work to contribute to society, the church, and others, to be a valuable member of society. One must work gain entry into heaven and obtain salvation. He must take responsibility for his own actions. (Goldstein & Eichhorn, 1961) PWE does not value wasted time. Weber’s theory says wasting time and an unwillingness to work is a sin and brings about abstinence from grace. (Furnham, The…

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  • Social Media Persuasive Speech Outline

    themselves, doesn’t it make it easier for them to be into themselves? B) Posting on social media and seeing everyone happy expernice can make people upset. 1) Stanford professor ,Alex Jordan speaks about social experience that social media put in place for people. “…80 Facebook uses, focusing on the number of positive and negative experience their peers were experiencing. He found they consistently over-estimated the fun their friends were having and underestimated their negative or unhappy…

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