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What exactly is a narcissist?
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In brief: someone that likes
Someone that likes themselves more than they like anyone else.

In brief: someone that likes
Someone that likes themselves more than they like anyone else.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: A personality type
Narcissism refers to self-importance, feelings of superiority, and self-centeredness.
Everyone has narcissistic qualities. When they are extreme and dominate the entire personality, a mental health professional might diagnose "narcissistic personality disorder." often, the feelings of grandiosity and superiority mask underlying, hidden feelings of inadequacy.

In brief: A personality type
Narcissism refers to self-importance, feelings of superiority, and self-centeredness.
Everyone has narcissistic qualities. When they are extreme and dominate the entire personality, a mental health professional might diagnose "narcissistic personality disorder." often, the feelings of grandiosity and superiority mask underlying, hidden feelings of inadequacy.
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
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2 comments
Dr. Donald Jacobson
In malignant narcissism it can mask underlying global derision and sociopathy.
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
I agree fully, and empirical research confirms what you've said about malignant narcissism-- there was only so much I could fit in within the 400 word limit. :)
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Narcissism
The hallmark of a narcissist is an immense ego, grandiosity, and self-importance, as well as being entitled, and a tendency to use and objectify others as well as thinking of people in all-good or all-bad terms instead of shades of gray.
The core of a narcissist is profound insecurity.

In brief: Narcissism
The hallmark of a narcissist is an immense ego, grandiosity, and self-importance, as well as being entitled, and a tendency to use and objectify others as well as thinking of people in all-good or all-bad terms instead of shades of gray.
The core of a narcissist is profound insecurity.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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