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http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/the-wise-old-man/

This archetype was described as Carl Jung as a person with great judgment and wisdom.  The wise old man is sometimes referred to as the Sage. This archetype is characterized by being old, bearded, father-figure type who uses his great personal knowledge of the world and offer guidance through stories and may impress upon his [...]

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Narcissus


http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/narcissus/

Narcissus was a young boy in Greek mythology who gazed upon his reflection in a pool of water and fell inlove with his own self.  This is where we get the terms narcissistic and narcissism or somebody who loves only himself.

According to Ovid, Narcissus was a vain youth who had many admirers.  When he turned 15 all the youths and young ladies were inlove with him, but he spurned them all.  Echo a nymph, followed Narcissus out while he was hunting for stags.  Narcissus knew that there was somebody following him but when he called out “who’s there”, Echo could only answer “who’s there” in return being too shy to talk to him.  This went on for a while until Echo finally ran to his arms.  Alas, Narcissus rejected Echo and she left him brokenhearted.  Echo spent the rest of her life pining for Narcissus.   Nemesis then punished Narcissus so when he drank from a deep pool Narcissus saw his reflection for the first time and fell in love with his own self.  Realizing that he could never act on this love, narcissus beat his body and died.  A flower grew on the spot where he died and was named after him.

Narcissism is a personality disorder related to self-centeredness.  People who are narcissistic tend to  need admiration and are almost always pre-occupied with personal adequacy, power and prestige.  They are also haughty and lack empathy.

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