We all start out as narcissistic babies and as we grow up we progress in our personal development we outgrow our narcissism.
Although there are important differences, sometimes it is difficult to distinguish a high-functioning narcissist from an egomaniac. The two are interrelated. Every narcissist has a big ego but not every person with a big ego is a narcissist.
Egomania is also known as an obsessive preoccupation with one's self and applies to someone who follows their own ungoverned impulses and is possessed by delusions of personal greatness and feels a lack of appreciation. Someone suffering from this extreme egocentric focus is an egomaniac.
Some people demonstrate traits of narcissism. Some of the traits of narcissism –such as an inflated sense of self-confidence, arrogance, and egocentrism are frequently attributed to people with a “big ego”. But how can you tell if a person “just has a big ego” or if that person has crossed the line into the realm of narcissism?
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