The ultimate goal of this blog is to understand narcissism and how to deal with it from not just the secular literature, but more importantly from a biblical perspective. There are many areas in common between the Bible and secular literature in defining narcissists and how to deal with them. But there are also areas of difference which we will see later.
|“Proud”, “Haughty”, “Scoffer” are his names, who acts with insolent pride. Proverbs 21:24 (NASB)|
To expand on Proverbs 21:24 in defining a narcissist (“Proud, Haughty, Scoffer are his names who acts with insolent pride”), we need to further expand the definition of the “names – Proud, Haughty, Scoffer”, just as we expanded “insolent pride” from http://insolentpride.blogspot.jp/2013/10/insolent-pride-hebrew-word.html . Following is the breakdown of the word “proud” from http://biblesuite.com/hebrew/3093.htm.
yahir: proud, haughty
Original Word: יָהִיר
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-here’)
Short Definition: haughty
from an unused word