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The Ninth Letter Syndrome : Shades of Narcissism
The Ninth Letter Syndrome : Shades of Narcissism

It does seem ironic, then, that anyone carrying the label of “narcissist” in day-to-day life elicits a curiously different reaction than in fiction. Steve Stifler (American Pie), Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother), Tony Stark, and even Sherlock Holmes (from the BBC series) are some of the greatest narcissists on screen. For them, everything is always about them. And we tend to love them, don’t we? Maybe because they represent something that we want to be from within. They are what we imagine we would be like in a perfect world. They are what we imagine we would be happy as....