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Megalomania vs. Narcissism — What's the Difference?

Megalomania vs. Narcissism — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Megalomania and Narcissism

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Megalomania

A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.

Narcissism

Narcissism is the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one's idealised self-image and attributes. The term originated from Greek mythology, where a young man named Narcissus fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water.

Megalomania

An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions.

Narcissism

Excessive preoccupation with or admiration of oneself.

Megalomania

A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
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Narcissism

A personality disorder characterized by an exaggerated sense of self-importance, need for admiration, and lack of empathy. Also called narcissistic personality disorder.

Megalomania

(obsolete) narcissistic personality disorder.

Narcissism

Pleasure derived from contemplation or admiration of one's own body or self, considered in psychoanalytic theory to be a fixation on or a regression to an infantile stage of development.

Megalomania

An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions.

Narcissism

Excessive love of oneself.

Megalomania

A form of mental alienation in which the patient has grandiose delusions.

Narcissism

Sexual desire for one's own body.

Megalomania

A psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur

Narcissism

An exceptional interest in and admiration for oneself.

Narcissism

An exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself

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