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Ego Quotes

Ego Quotes Ego is a Latin word meaning I, which derives from the Greek word Εγώ (Ego) meaning I, often used in English to indicate the self, identity or other related concepts. Definitions and relations of such an entity to the world in various psychological models of religious, spiritual, scientific and medical...

Narcissism

What Is Narcissism? Narcissism is the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one’s idealised self image and attributes. This includes self-flattery, perfectionism, and arrogance.[1] The term originated from Greek mythology, where the young Narcissus fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water. Narcissism is...

Dark Triad

What Is Dark Triad? In psychology, the dark triad refers to the personality traits of narcissism, machiavellianism, and psychopathy. They are called “dark” because of their malevolent qualities. Research on the dark triad is used in applied psychology, especially within the fields of law enforcement, clinical psychology, and business management. People...

Vanity

What Is Vanity? Vanity is the excessive belief in one’s own abilities or attractiveness to others. Prior to the 14th century it did not have such narcissistic undertones, and merely meant futility. The related term vainglory is now often seen as an archaic synonym for vanity, but originally meant boasting in vain, i.e. unjustified boasting; although glory is now seen as having a...

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