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Difference between Self-Love and Narcissism

Find the exact difference between the two

Dew Langrial
Aug 24 · 2 min read
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“You, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ Buddha

Narcissism

It is excessive interest in yourself and your physical appearance at the cost of the people around you.

Self Love

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.

Takeaway

Loving your self is the first step towards happiness. You cannot love others unless you accept and love yourself first.

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