Narcissism comes from the Greek myth of Narcissus, a handsome young man who fell in love with his own reflection in a pond. He was unable to consume his love and lay next to the pond looking at himself until he turned into a flowers, the narcissus.
As part of my 5 series posts about how our personality traits influence our outfit choices, narcissism will be today’s topic of discussion. You can also have a look at what Histrionic Style looks like.
Having narcissistic personality traits includes a grandiose sense of self importance, fantasies of unlimited success, power beauty and ideal love, requires excessive admiration, sense of entitlement, arrogant, envious and lacks empathy for other.(DSM-5) Having a personality disorder is a serious issue. To be diagnosed with one you have to meet 5 out of the nine criteria and it has to negatively impact your work, love and family life.
Although narcissistic personality disorder is a very serious disorder, all of us possess these traits in varying degrees without having a negative impact on our lives. Some days we feel confident and strong while on other days we might feel adventurous or even melancholic and depressed. Our moods and traits often define what we wear.
Therefore someone with a narcissistic fashion style, will dress to impress and to be the center of attention. Having the best shoes or outfit is what they are after.Quality is more important that quantity. They want recognition. They are confident in what they wear and who they are.
Here are some examples of Narcissistic style
Eye catching outfits
The birkin Bag
There is nothing more flashy than a big Birkin bag..
Some of the traits of Narcissistic and histrionic styles overlap, for example, both seek attention. Histrionics would get attention by wearing bright colors and over dramatizations while narcissist will attract attention by making themselves the most important person in the room.
If you have a narcissistic style, go ahead, make those heads turn and own it!!!
Do you know anyone with a narcissistic style?