Egoistical vs Narcissistic - What's the difference?

egoistical | narcissistic |


As adjectives the difference between egoistical and narcissistic

is that egoistical is caring about oneself rather than others while narcissistic is having an inflated idea of one's own importance.

As a noun narcissistic is

a narcissist.

egoistical

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Caring about oneself rather than others.
  • Egotistical.
  • Antonyms

    * altruistic

    Derived terms

    * egoistically

    narcissistic

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having an inflated idea of one's own importance.
  • Obsessed with one's own self image and ego.
  • Antonyms

    *nonnarcissistic

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A narcissist.
  • * 1996 , Susan B. Gall, Bernard Beins, Alan Feldman, The Gale encyclopedia of psychology (page 247)
  • Because narcissistics cannot handle failure, they will take great lengths to avoid risks and situations in which defeat is a possibility.