On Narcissism

On Narcissism: An Introduction
On Narcissism (Zur Einführung des Narzißmus) is a 1914 essay by Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis.wikipedia
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Psychoanalysis

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On Narcissism (Zur Einführung des Narzißmus) is a 1914 essay by Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis.
In On Narcissism (1915) Freud turned his attention to the subject of narcissism.

Narcissism

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It is widely considered an introduction to Freud's theories of narcissism.
Narcissism is a concept in psychoanalytic theory, which was popularly introduced in Sigmund Freud's essay On Narcissism (1914).

Ego ideal

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Most importantly he introduces the idea of the 'ego ideal', and the self-observing agency related to it.
In Freud's "On Narcissism: an Introduction" [1914], among other innovations — "most important of all perhaps — it introduces the concepts of the 'ego ideal' and of the self-observing agency related to it, which were the basis of what was ultimately to be described as the 'super-ego' in The Ego and the Id (1923b)."

History of narcissism

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Although Freud only published a single paper exclusively devoted to narcissism called On Narcissism: An Introduction, in 1914, 'Narcissism was soon to take a central place in his thinking'.

Egosyntonic and egodystonic

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"Ego syntonic" was introduced as a term in 1914 by Freud in On Narcissism, and remained an important part of his conceptual armoury.

Sigmund Freud

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On Narcissism (Zur Einführung des Narzißmus) is a 1914 essay by Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis.

Carl Jung

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Freud also looks briefly at his controversies with Carl Jung and Alfred Adler; indeed one of his motives for writing this was probably to show that the concept of narcissism offers an alternative to Jung's non-sexual 'libido' and Adler's 'masculine protest'.

Alfred Adler

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Freud also looks briefly at his controversies with Carl Jung and Alfred Adler; indeed one of his motives for writing this was probably to show that the concept of narcissism offers an alternative to Jung's non-sexual 'libido' and Adler's 'masculine protest'.

Identification (psychology)

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The question was taken up again psychoanalytically "in Ferenczi's article, 'Introjection and Transference', dating from 1909", but it was in the decade between "On Narcissism" (1914) and "The Ego and the Id" (1923) that Freud made his most detailed and intensive study of the concept.

Narcissistic withdrawal

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On Narcissism saw him explore the idea through an examination of such everyday events as illness or sleep: 'the condition of sleep, too, resembles illness in implying a narcissistic withdrawal of the positions of the libido on to the subject's own self'.

Narcissus (mythology)

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Sigmund Freud published a paper exclusively devoted to narcissism in 1914, called "On Narcissism: An Introduction".

Penis envy

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In On Narcissism (1914) he described how some women develop a masculine ideal as "a survival of the boyish nature that they themselves once possessed".

Narcissistic defences

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Sigmund Freud did not focus specifically on narcissistic defenses, but did note in On Narcissism how "even great criminals and humorists, as they are represented in literature, compel our interest by the narcissistic consistency with which they manage to keep away from their ego anything that would diminish it".

Metrosexual

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He cites Freud's On Narcissism, which analyzes the psychological aspect of narcissism and explains narcissistic love as follows:

Psychosexual development

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Contemporary criticism also questions the universality of the Freudian theory of personality (Id, Ego, Super-ego) discussed in the essay On Narcissism (1914), wherein he said that "it is impossible to suppose that a unity, comparable to the ego can exist in the individual from the very start".