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Difference between Self-Love and Narcissism
Find the exact difference between the two
Self-love is a good thing, and narcissism is the villain. But our parents and our society has trained us to ‘love others.’
Self-love is a tricky idea to grasp and put into practice. Most people confuse self-love and narcissism. Self-love is not selfish or vain.
“You, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ Buddha
It is excessive interest in yourself and your physical appearance at the cost of the people around you.
It is taking care of your own happiness and well-being.
Difference between the two
A narcissist is overconfident and ignores her weaknesses, while exaggerating her assumed strengths. A narcissist craves the appreciation of others. If they don’t get the praise, they feel hollow. Narcissists are unable to love others the way they deserve to be loved because they cannot be selfless.
But self-love is about taking care of your physical health and well-being. Self-love leads to healthy self-esteem that can help you see your strengths as well as your weaknesses. Self-love is essential for healthy relationships and self-improvement.
Loving your self is the first step towards happiness. You cannot love others unless you accept and love yourself first.
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