Part of speech:
(Countable nouns, like “bottle,” “piece,” and “decision,” are words for things that can be broken into exact units. You talk about “a bottle,” “three pieces,” and “many decisions.”
Likewise, talk about one narcissist or multiple narcissists.)
A narcissist is someone who's self-obsessed: someone completely focused on or in love with himself or herself.
narcissists, narcissism, narcissistic
How to use it:
Talk about someone being a narcissist, but with care: it's an insulting word. You can also talk about narcissistic tendencies, narcissistic behavior, narcissistic Facebook posts, etc.
One of my favorite Saturday Night Live sketches features a young narcissist who believes himself to be world-famous on account of the 5,000 views on his YouTube video.
As a teenager, I used to keep a detailed dream journal until my blunt friend Stephanie pointed out how utterly narcissistic that was.
Look away from the screen to explain the definition in your own words. You’ll know you understand what "narcissist” means when you can explain it without saying “selfish” or “vain."
Think of someone you know who annoys you with self-obsession, and fill in the blank: "There's nothing worse than listening to this narcissist gush about _____."
Example: "There's nothing worse than listening to this narcissist gush about how his students adore him."
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1. The opposite of NARCISSIST is
2. Researchers interested in the narcissism of young adults have discussed _____, which is _____
A. test anxiety .. a type of stress that actually interferes with test performance.
B. the imaginary audience .. a child's belief that many people are constantly watching and judging him.
C. academic attributions .. an influential set of explanations children give for their own successes and failures.
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