narcissism

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an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself

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Klein's formulation of narcissism challenges the Freudian model by collapsing the distinction between primary and secondary narcissism.
The possibilities of self-fertilisation may be treated as a figure for a secondary narcissism, anxious but too anxious to reproduce.
The theory seems to me as blind to these manifestations as most versions of the phallocentric theory are to male investment in the phallic mother as a figure of relational bliss rather than as a castrator--that is, to primary rather than secondary narcissism, to denial of sexual difference rather than to accentuation of it.
Kohut's work on narcissism is focused on what Freud called secondary narcissism, and so are most social theories that take off from Kohut, like Christopher Lasch in The Culture of Narcissism.
2) I turned to Freud and found that he too had located the richest examples of narcissism among women, especially women unfulfilled by the secondary narcissism of motherhood.
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