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narcissism; narcism (incorrect spelling of narcissism)
1. Excessive or neurotic admiration of oneself; self-love or self- admiration.
2. An abnormal interest in oneself; especially, in one's own body and sexual characteristics; self-love or self-admiration.
3. Sexual pleasure derived from observing one's own naked body.
4. In psychoanalysis, sexual self interest that is a normal characteristic of the phallic stage of psychosexual development, occurring as the infantile ego acquires a libido.

Narcissism in the adult is abnormal, representing fixation at this phallic stage of development or regression to it.

5. Etymology: from German Narzissismus, coined in 1899 by German psychiatrist Paul Näcke (1851-1913) in Die sexuellen Perversitäten, on a comparison first suggested in 1898 by Havelock Ellis, from Greek Narkissos, the name of a beautiful young man in mythology (Ovid, "Metamorphoses," iii.370) who fell in love with his own reflection in a spring and subsequently was turned into the flower now known as a narcissus.
—According to the Online Etymology Dictionary by Douglas Harper.

There is an apparent disagreement as to who "coined" the term narcissism because according to Dr. Ernest Klein, the term narcissism, as used in psychology, came from German Narzissismus; coined by Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), founder of psychoanalysis.

—As seen in A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language
by Dr. Ernest Klein; Elsevier Publishing Company; New York; 1967; page 1028.
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