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  • Phileas Fogg's Narcissism

    The human ego is a blessed curse, it has led to horrendous disasters and incredible feats. In the novel Around the world in 80 days, the protagonist Phileas Fogg is in truth a conceited narcissist who travels the world to bolster his own ego. He exemplifies classic narcissistic traits, a sense of superiority, the need to prove his supremacy, and the manipulation of others. Phileas Fogg has “excessive feelings of self-importance”, a symptom of narcissistic personality disorder, which manifests…

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  • Kernberg's Theory Of Narcissism

    For a recent personality disorder, narcissism has gathered a lot of attention in the past 150 years. From Patrick Bateman in American Psycho to Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, the stereotypical narcissist has gained a lot of reputation in both movies and real life as a person who is extremely obsessed with himself or herself. But what makes a person a narcissist? Where did the characteristics of a stereotypical narcissist come from? For nearly a century and a half, psychologists have…

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  • Facebook Narcissism Analysis

    Mehdizadeh believes that the results point to narcissism being a huge part of the success of Facebook. The research is said to have shown that people with higher narcissistic traits and lower self­esteem use or are more likely to use Facebook. Over a person with no narcissistic traits and high self…

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  • The Importance Of Narcissism In Hawthorne's The Birthmark

    In Hawthorne’s short story “The Birthmark,” Aylmer is a brilliant yet misguided philosopher who is overly obsessed with his wife Georgiana’s birthmark. The red birthmark is placed on the left side of her face and is shaped like a hand. He begins to strongly hate the birthmark and bluntly tells his wife that it must be removed because the birthmark is her only flaw. Aylmer decides to use her as an experiment to get rid of the birthmark to make her his idea of perfect. Of course with the help from…

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  • Narcissism And Self-Esteem Essay

    This theory explains how many wear a narcissism mask to cover up low self-esteem making narcissism and self-esteem negatively correlated (Barnett & Powell, 2016). They have also discredited the findings of GenMe advocates by addressing the availability heuristic, a mental shortcut that relies on immediate examples that…

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  • Social Media Narcissism Essay

    In todays society we have an narcissistic epidemic in the making. A very large portion of our population is now connecting and socializing through social networking sites (SNS) and it’s changing the way we view and promote ourselves. With all of our “reality” TV starts and “selfie” obsession this hardly can come as a shock. The Millennial groups use of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram has become an overwhelming part of their day to day life. Our current generations is so…

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  • Narcissism In Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland

    expectations of herself. Alice has to teach herself things because her parents are distant. They have failed to create a bond with Alice. As a result she became dependent on herself and self-teaching. This also has increased her curiosity as well as her narcissism. Alice developed a narcissistic…

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  • Essay On The American Dream In Death Of A Salesman

    wants for him and his family is the American dream. Unfortunately for Loman and his family the American dream turns into an American nightmare. The dream does not come true for Willy because his narcissism constantly gets in the way. Willy can not complete everyday tasks because once he starts, the narcissism kicks in and he starts doing something else. According to Dr. Dave Smolarchik a psychology professor at the University of Hamden, Willy is clearly narcissistic. “Even though he knows…

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

    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. This is first seen in…

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  • Mahn's Separation-Individuation Theory

    and the grownup evolve into in a never-ending and ineffective pursuit of the empty individual who will satisfy their frustrated sensitive requests. (Barlow & Durand, 2015). Christopher Lasch (1978) penned in his widespread book, “The Culture of Narcissism” that this personality disorder is growing in occurrence in the western world as a significant societal transformation, which includes a larger stress on self-indulgence, individuality, ambitiousness, and achievement (Barlow & Durand, 2015).…

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