Essays Tagged: "Narcissism"

Critique of the article 'Myth of Narcissus: economic lifeblood of the catwalk' by Lia Darby.

r with the weak link of a desire for the ideal of beauty.The author seems unclear as to whether our Narcissism is innate or something we absorb and is 'built up within us' from our 'relentless exposur ... ed, the title of the article refers to it. The fact that this might be more responsible than innate Narcissism for eating disorders and women spending more time applying wrinkle cream than fixing soci ...

(5 pages) 73 0 4.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Narcissm in " Anne" of Green Gables

Narcissism can be seen throughout the book Anne of Green Gables. Narcissism has been defined by the ... ism has been defined by the Oxford Paperback Dictionary as "abnormal self-love or self admiration". Narcissism is also synonymous with vanity, conceit, egotism, self-importance and arrogance. The narc ... spelled with an e because "It looks so much nicer." (p25) The "Cordelia" reference also illustrates narcissism through the reference to Cordelia, in Shakespeare's King Lear. In King Lear, Cordelia wil ...

(3 pages) 49 1 4.2 Jan/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The topic power of the media in Susan Douglas's 'Narcissism as Liberation'

In Susan Douglas's essay 'Narcissism as Liberation', she covers the topic of the power of media on American culture. Douglas a ... is to sell the merchandise. Pulling people into these images creates sales. Another perspective on narcissism is expressed by a woman named Rebecca Piirto. She wrote an article titled, 'The Romantic ...

(8 pages) 82 0 4.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

The themes of control within Susan Douglas's "Narcissism as Liberation," Ralph Ellison's "Extravagance of Laughter," and Walker Percy's "Loss of the Creature" are explored.

s in control. She believes the media to play a major role in the "deconstruction of feminism" into "narcissism," hence her essay entitled, "Narcissism as Liberation" refers to the media's ploy of conv ... reignty, or ownership of one's mind, to experts who are appointed authorities by society.Douglas's "Narcissism as Liberation" views the media as the one in control. She suggests as the following excer ...

(6 pages) 64 0 3.0 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Anorexia Athletcia - Exercise Obsession syndrome

Anorexia Athletica (Compulsive Exercising)Sociologists say we live in an age of narcissism, and self-absorption; preoccupied with our looks and bodies, unrealistic expectations bec ...

(14 pages) 190 1 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

"Araby" by James Joyce.

The Initiation of a Young Boy by the Realization of His Own NarcissismAs humans grow they pass through various stages of development, often some stages are neve ... d by vanity", overcomes his own nature and thus initiates into a new stage of development.The boy's narcissism was in trying to make his fantasy a reality, treating a simple gift as if it was the wind ...

(3 pages) 142 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Who is Paul?", a study of the main character of "Paul's Case" by Willa Cather

could be the key to his suicide. Many reports and analysis state that Paul is suffering from Narcissism. Although the story was written in 1904 and that particular personnality disorder was onl ...

(3 pages) 107 0 1.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


n you are limited to what you think and feel. Two forces that help make an opinion pathological are Narcissism, the love of one self, and Socialism. Narcissism and Socialism is something that is insti ...

(3 pages) 39 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Classification of Personality Disorders in the DSM-IV

t the DSM-IV has disorders listed that have discrepancies with the book used in Europe, the ICD-10. Narcissism is included in the DSM-IV, but not the ICD-10. Another example is that a person's culture ...

(1 pages) 113 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

ory of Echo and Narcissus" retold by Edith Hamilton serves to demonstrate the destructive nature of Narcissism.Long ago there lived a beautiful lad, whose name was Narcissus. His beauty was so gre ... ead, it leaned over the boat to catch a final glimpse of itself in the water.A Brief History of NarcissismIn 1898, Ellis first used the term narcissism in relation to psychology phenomena when ...

(14 pages) 186 0 4.7 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

This is a term paper proposal about Narcissistic Personality Disorder in Abnormal psych...the proposal was accepted. Bibliography included

ive reactions are linked to specific kinds of events. And, also to compare the methods of assessing narcissism.Key questions were: what are the differential views of narcissism, what is the makeup of ... narcissism, what is the makeup of a Narcissistic Personality, and what are the types and levels of narcissism as well as therapeutic treatment options?...(which are answered at end of summary)Finding ...

(8 pages) 249 2 4.6 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

The Psychology of Happiness

ost pronounced indicator of happiness. In addition, a strong sense of humour and a certain level of narcissism have been recognized as vital in maintaining a healthy state of mind.Happiness is recogni ... atisfy objective needs and maintain a positive state of mind, even throughout negative experiences. Narcissism provides warrant for one's self, that things will improve when under crisis, as well as e ...

(4 pages) 144 1 4.5 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Narcissism in "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas

e is not without fault, and that he is plagued by problems shared by all men.The Count shows his narcissism early on in his plot for revenge. On his first meeting with Monsieur Villefort he speaks ...

(6 pages) 21 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Celebrities and their salaries

don't want them to be stuck up. We want to gaze at their big faces on the screen, yet it's our own narcissism we are feeding. Yet one thing's for sure - we don't like to hear about them making $10 mi ...

(4 pages) 2 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Celebrities and Their Salaries

don't want them to be stuck up. We want to gaze at their big faces on the screen, yet it's our own narcissism we are feeding. Yet one thing's for sure - we don't like to hear about them making $10 mi ...

(4 pages) 1090 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis


ll put down the criticizing person.        There is not only one specific type of narcissism. Pending the perceived needs of the environment a narcissist can develop in one of two d ... as they are. Therefore, they believe they are special.        How do we treat a narcissism person? The narcissist who enters therapy does not think that there is something wrong w ...

(5 pages) 24 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

The Incident

(2 pages) 959 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Stalin, the Mental.

icies served the Russian people well, by some accounts. Nevertheless, because of Stalin's paranoia, narcissism, and fear of Western governments his foreign policy suffered. His paranoia and fear led t ... ia and fear led to the failure international relationships that were necessary for the Soviets. His narcissism continued to create more enemies within the Soviet Union. The fear that Stalin felt deriv ...

(8 pages) 3017 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Research paper on evolution

65533;2� The Threat of Theology"Sigmund Freud once argued that what he termed 'the universal narcissism of men, their self-love' had suffered 'three severe blows from the researches of science' ...

(11 pages) 53 0 3.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

What Describe Contemporal Culture

'me, and what is important for me only', and by examining Christopher Lasch (1920) and his work on narcissism in culture, which is often pretentious. Sociologists have observed that in our contempora ... that how we look is integral to our identity. We need a deeper level of analysis to understand what Narcissism exactly is and we need to account for why some people are more Narcissistic than others.R ...

(7 pages) 21 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays