A theory that describes the earliest form of narcissism. The infant's immediate libidal concern is its own body rather that any environmental factors. The child's sense of omnipotence leads it to form a narcissistic ego-ideal.
PRIMARY NARCISSISM: "Primary Narcissism is a theory of early development in Psychoanalysis."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PRIMARY NARCISSISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/primary-narcissism/ (accessed March 21, 2023).