Profile of a Narcissist Utilizing Tobias Wolff’s Short Story Characters as Support Introduction A narcissist is defined in the dictionary as someone who is excessively concerned about himself. The more interesting part of the definition is that a narcissist, in their extreme selfishness and craving for admiration, begins to actually forget how to distinguish themselves from the world around him. In other words, they believe they are truly the center of the world. This paper will first present a profile of a narcissist I know. After this profile, this paper will look at three characters in Tobias Wolff short stories. The characters in these stories present qualities similar to my friend’s friend, and their narcissistic personalities will be...The end:
.....on, he sees himself as a failure but tries to impress others and bolster himself up so people won’t actually see the real them. This presents a very complicated psychology that makes it very difficult to get to know a narcissist, as well as try to relate to them on something other than a superficial level. It is clear then that a narcissist is much more complicated than someone who only cares about himself, and the reasons behind that are very complex psychologically. Works Cited Wolff, Tobias. “The Chain.” In The Night in Question. New York: Random House, 1996. Wolff, Tobias. “The Other Miller.” In The Night in Question. New York: Random House, 1996. Wolff, Tobias. “Life of the Body.” In The Night in Question. New York: Random House, 1996.