What’s Your Narcissistic Behaviour?

Maybe it’s a bit late to write an article about Narcissism, but I’ll keep going to talk about this word. Back when I was in high school, I think that was the first time I heard about this word and it suddenly became a hits! Then I thought it was became very popular since the launch of camera phone, yeah you know a mobile phone which has a camera behind and you can shoot any picture in anytime. Since it’s launched, and my friends suddenly had one. Then, anybody could express themselves in front of their own camera.

Narcissus, painted by Michelangelo Caravaggio.

What is narcissism actually? Let’s see what Wikipedia said :

Narcissism is a term with a wide range of meanings, depending on whether it is used to describe a central concept of psychoanalytic theory, a mental illness, a social or cultural problem, or simply a personality trait. Except in the sense of primary narcissism or healthy self-love, “narcissism” usually is used to describe some kind of problem in a person or group’s relationships with self and others. In everyday speech, “narcissism” often means inflated self-importance, egotism, vanity, conceit, or simple selfishness. Applied to a social group, it is sometimes used to denote elitism or an indifference to the plight of others. In psychology, the term is used to describe both normal self-love and unhealthy self-absorption due to a disturbance in the sense of self.

The history of narcissism is from Greek ancient myth, when a man named Narcissus who was a handsome youth who refused everyone who wanted to be his lover. Narcissus had never seen his reflection. One day, when Narcissus became thirsty and stopped by a pond to take a drink, he saw his reflection in the water for the first time. Not recognizing himself, he fell in love with his reflection. Unable to consummate his love, Narcissus pined away at the pool and changed into the flower that bears his name, the narcissus.

Narcissus : click the image to see the source

 Actually, narcissism can bring some advantages. People with a proper narcissism level usually confident and think more positively. They do not think too much about what other have done, how they could become like anybody else, they are confident about themselves. But of course, anything which is too much is not good. So, let’s not talk about a pathogenic narcissism, we’re gonna talk about a “quite-safe” narcissism. And I won’t absolutely talk about narcissism in front of camera, aahh, get lost! 😀

Have you ever think about your self, are you a narcissistic person? What is that like? Check out this list, and think for a while which point you often do? *anxious*

  • Are you usually stare your self in front of a mirror for more than 2 minutes?
  • Are you usually stare your photograph for more than 2 minutes?
  • Are you usually praised your self among people and talk about any of your achievement?
  • Are you a “ME! ME! ME!” type of person? –> points anything good on you, want to do anything by yourself and don’t trust anybody, include post more than 10 tweets only about your self in 2 minutes!
  • Are you often think that other people always envy about you?
  • Are you easily get jealous on people  or despise someone’s achievement behind his/her back?
  • Are you frequently search your own name in Google? 😀

So, what’s yours? Is it on that list? If it does not, you may add it by comment this article. Find yours and hopefully it was not too much. Mine? I often do the last point! Even I usually type a key word of my latest article and search in Google to check whether my article is in the 1st page or not. And if it does, the juvenile grin appears for 5 seconds!  Hahaha 😀


About Pradini Puspitaningayu

a big, big, big dreamer

Posted on October 4, 2011, in Personal. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I don’t stare at the mirror only to see my picture there. I only do if I do make up or dress up.
    Sometimes I stare at my photo more than 2 minutes if people say that it’s nice expression or photo.
    I don’t do rest of that list.
    I even was a camera-hater until 1st grade at college. Maybe until now. Sometimes I don’t like being photographed if it’s only me.

    • hahaha, being narcissistic is not a sin, just keep it safe so others don’t get annoyed.
      are you a really camera hater? *unbelievable* 😀

  2. sometimes.
    bukan hater gimana sih, cuma kadang males difoto.
    tapi kalo barengan, mau2 aja :))
    narsis emang ga dosa dan ga salah kok.

  3. My brother recommended I might like this blog. He was totally right. This post actually made my day. You cann’t imagine just how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

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