Narcissism has had three overarching milestones, beginning with its origins in Greek Mythology, where the young man Narcissus fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water we have been intrigued by this unique human quality. Then came Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytical perspective in his highly disputed essay ‘On Narcissism’ published in 1914. We are currently experiencing its third milestone where the word narcissism is being used to describe new social behaviours and to describe personalities of world leaders. However, how well are we using this word, does it need to be redefined or better understood?
We will be discussing and defining this intriguing human trait with NHS psychotherapist Ales Zivkovic, neuroscientists, and cultural specialists.
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