Narcissism in Business, Politics, and Love: Escape Narcissists While You Can

You would be wise to distance yourself from a narcissist and to abstain from a close relationship with a person who exhibits such traits as it will bing you pain. There are practical reasons why such uncaring narcissists tend to be successful in many areas of life, such as in business, in politics, and in domineering others. First of all, they believe themselves to be the most important people in the world and have an image of grandiosity as well as immense self-importance lacking empathy. These traits provide them with the vision that they will be great leaders. For this reason, they will say anything to arrive at the top. Such narcissists are to be found in all fields, even in the offices of those professional people whom we generally take for granted as trustworthy. If you are involved with a narcissist, you should “not” put off the inevitable escape. … Read More

Narcissism and Today’s Society

“It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self – love.” – Voltaire

The subject of ‘Narcissism’ has intrigued us for many decades, but social scientists now claim that it has become a “modern epidemic”. The term ‘Narcissism’ originated more than 2000 years ago when Ovid wrote the ‘Legend of Narcissus’, which tells the story of a beautiful Greek hunter, Narcissus, who, one day, sees his reflection in a pool of water and falls in love with it. He becomes obsessed with his own beauty and is unable to leave his reflected image until he dies. The concept of Narcissism was first introduced by the famous psychoanalyst, Dr. Sigmund Freud’s essay ‘On Narcissism’. He popularized this new concept through his work on the ‘ego’ and its relation to the outside world. Narcissism can be defined as the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one’s … Read More