Let us now go to "narcissist." It is not synonymous with "egotist" or "egoist." "Narcissism," according to WNW, is "an excessive concern in one's own looks, comfort, significance, skills, and so on." There is no implicit superiority here, merely a focus. This person has healthy self-esteem.
An "egotist" is someone who believes that they are superior to others. An "egoist" is someone who cares only about themselves. An "egomaniac" is someone who thinks highly of themselves. All three words describe someone who is narcissistic.
Narcissists have an inflated view of themselves. They think they're special and can't be liked by anyone else. They believe they're entitled to certain things in life because they're special and can't be compared to other people. They crave attention and praise from others but become angry when they don't get it.
People often mistake narcissists for being arrogant because of how confident they appear to be. In fact, they're very insecure and don't feel comfortable unless they know what you think of them. They need constant admiration from others to feel significant.
Narcissists are often described as selfish because they care only about themselves. But this is where the similarity ends because egoists are actually more concerned with what others think of them than what they think of themselves.
Narcissism is characterized as an excessive fixation with oneself, an exaggerated feeling of one's own significance, and a strong need for adulation. It's easy to develop a self-inflated ego as a superstar and assume you're a gift to everyone around you. But is that true narcissism? Not if you also feel a sense of responsibility toward others.
While most people are somewhat envious of celebrities, they don't necessarily want to be them. They just want to be famous, because fame brings attention and opportunity. If you really wanted to be like your idol, you would have to give up everything that makes you unique and replace it with what makes them unique. That's not only impossible, it's undesirable as well.
People who truly believe they are gods or goddesses, capable of doing no wrong and able to fix any problem with a wave of the hand, are suffering from severe narcissistic personality disorder. This doesn't just apply to celebrities, but teachers, leaders, anyone in a position of authority. When you assume you can do no wrong, there's nothing to stop you from saying or doing anything to other people. You become a danger to society who needs to be contained for the good of all.
There are two types of narcissists: the overt and the covert.
Overt narcissists are distinguished by grandiosity, attention-seeking, and entitlement, as well as a "inflated" sense of self, as is generally anticipated of them. They are conceited and concerned with delusions of money and power. In addition, they may exploit others to satisfy their needs and desires.
Narcissism is the inability to feel empathy for other people. Someone who is narcissistic will often lack guilt or remorse over harming others because it comes naturally to them. They may even believe that they deserve everything that happens to them.
Someone who is overt narcissistic will often seek out adoration from others. They may make demands and accusations without considering how their actions affect others. If you try to tell them "no," they will simply move on to another person. Although they may appear charming, witty, or attractive, underneath they are insecure and lacking confidence. They need recognition and admiration from others in order to feel good about themselves.
Overt narcissists have a hard time relating to other people due to their egoistic nature. They usually have no friends because they believe that they're better than everyone else and want nothing to do with anyone not familiar with their name.