A narcissist loves oneself above all others.

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Narcissus by Caravaggio, c.1597

Narcissism, närsəˌsizəm/ Sound1, excessive interest in oneself and one’s physical appearance. Synonyms: vanity, self-love, self-admiration, self-absorption, self-obsession, conceit, egotism, egoism. More at Wikipedia…

“Narcissism is a concept in psychoanalytic theory, which was popularly introduced in Sigmund Freud‘s essay On Narcissism (1914). The American Psychiatric Association has had the classification narcissistic personality disorder within its manuals since 1968, drawing on the historical concept of megalomania.”

Narcissism is part of our modern life.  We have time to look into the mirrors. Our culture reinforces it and the television culture hones the skill set. “It’s all about me” begins to be sealed within the soul.

And, narcissism opens the path to nihilism.

This summary is part of a four-page series
about the inherent nihilism within the big bang theory
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