Healthy Vanity Vs. Narcissism

A healthy dose of vanity leads to a comfortable level of self-esteem. Narcissism, on the other hand, is an unhealthy self-absorption that should be addressed. At the very least, it is a serious personality flaw. In worse cases, it's a recognized psychological disorder. Narcissism can have an extremely negative effect on a sufferer's daily life, personal relationships and performance at work.

Can you tell the difference? Read the questions below and decide if you think the statement is healthy vanity or narcissism.

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PUBLISHED: 05/07/2010