Saturday, May 17, 2008

Through A Glass Darkly

Narcissus is a character of Greek and Roman mythology who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool and died of thirst rather than drink and spoil the view. His name gives us the word 'narcissism':

... for self love, based on self-image or ego... In psychology and psychiatry, excessive narcissism is recognized as a severe personality dysfunction or personality disorder, most characteristically Narcissistic personality disorder, also referred to as NPD.
By the way, here's Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi:

-- Nick

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