BODY NARCISSISM

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n. in psychoanalytic theory, refers to an extreme and erotic fascination with one's own body. Among males, the penis is confused with the whole body and it becomes all-important. Driven by self-interest, the condition is characterized by much vanity and conceit.

BODY NARCISSISM: "Body narcissism can lead a man on an endless chase and competition for the sexiest, most well-sculpted, and most virile body."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "BODY NARCISSISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/body-narcissism/ (accessed June 25, 2022).

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