TED-Ed | What Is Narcissism

An animated lesson from TED-Ed on the psychology behind the elevated and sometimes detrimental self-involvement of narcissists.

Self-esteem is important, but compassion is too. How do you know when your self-involvment might be symptomatic of an unhealthy personality disorder? In this video we animated for TED-ED, psychologist and author W. Keith Campbell discusses the traits of narcissists.

Campbell was also interviewed about the book he co-authored with Jean M. Twenge, The Narcissism Epidemic, on The Agenda with Steve Paiken.

If you want to know more about the TED-Ed project check out their site here. There are lots of fantastic lessons on their YouTube channel, too.


DIRECTION: Hector Herrera, Pazit Cahlon

DESIGN: Hector Herrera

PRODUCTION: Pazit Cahlon

EDUCATOR: W. Keith Campbell

PRODUCERS TED-ED: Gerta Xhelo, Jessica Ruby

NARRATION: Addison Anderson

ANIMATION: Hector Herrera