- Excessive love or admiration of oneself.
- A psychological condition characterized by self-preoccupation, lack of empathy, and unconscious deficits in self-esteem.
- Erotic pleasure derived from contemplation or admiration of one's own body or self, especially as a fixation on or a regression to an infantile stage of development.
Ben Exworthy is a former colleague and Burning Man neighbor widely known for over-the-top antics that involve excess, wild schemes, supreballs, and bourbon not necessarily in that order. Add to that cocktail a few million bucks and you have created the conditions which spawned this week's issue of The Stranger: The Ben Exworthy Narcissim Issue.
There's really no commentary I can add, though I do wonder whether or not the HR department at Real is pulling their hair out upon reading the feature story, Thoughts About Ben Exworthy which contains reflections such as:
"I first met Ben Exworthy when I was interviewing for a marketing position with his company in 2000. For my interview we went through the usual interview questions briefly at a bar over drinks. It soon turned to the topic of eating jalapeno peppers and the effects I've discovered it has on giving one oral sex. I was hired!"