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    my resource, “ a person who suffers from Narcissism, deriving erotic gratification from admiration of his or her own mental attributes.” After more research I have found that the term narcissism came from a greek myth. The term "narcissism" comes from the Greek myth about Narcissus (Greek: Νάρκισσος, Narkissos), a handsome Greek youth who, according to Ovid, rejected the desperate advances of the nymph…

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    Narcissism on social media: Reality behind the screen It seems as if everyone wants to be the person with the most likes, best angled photos, or the most followed/ most friends. The reality of what they are accomplishing is becoming more and more narcissistic. If people ask any young girl or boy starting at age of 12, if they have accounts on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. they are more likely to say “yes.” However, if you ask them why they have accounts,…

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    Phileas Fogg's Narcissism

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    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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    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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    Narcissism is desire for self gratitude and admiration of one self. Narcissism comes from Greek mythology, where the term narcissism came from young Narcissus. Narcissus fell in love with his reflection and lived for the compliments others gave him. Psychologists are trying to prove that each generation is becoming more narcissistic. Psychologists call this the narcissistic epidemic in today’s youth, and as time goes on the newer generations will be even more self absorbed. Although many…

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    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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    encompassing the issue of narcissism and social networking Web sites. The concern is that these Web sites offer a gateway for self-advancement utilizing self-descriptions, vanity using photographs, and substantial quantities of shallow connections, each of which is possibly connected to inherent narcissism (Buffardi and Campbell, p. 1303). Narcissism and Social Behavior Narcissism alludes to a personality trait reflecting a grandiose and inflated self-concept. In particular, narcissism…

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    recognizing this narcissistic behavior in Gatsby’s character, readers can recognize and fathom the ugliness of narcissism in real life situations. It is often easiest to understand psychology through example and experience, and novels are an ideal source for these examples since they do not exploit a real person, only a fictional character. By examining and analyzing this example of pathological narcissism, we can gain insight into an area of behavioural science that is mysterious and difficult…

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    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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    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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