In Cognitive Psychology, it is said that the self-related node in the schema is constantly being activated, or it has a lower threshold to be activated; while in Psychoanalysis, Primary Narcissism is said to be the first stage of emotional development of every human being. We first love ourselves, then learn to love others. I just wonder is the former is due to later, that it is because of our self-love so we are constantly thinking about ourselves, and pay attention to any stimulus anything related to self-concept? Or it is because we are primed to activate those self-related construct therefore it appears to ourselves and other that we are Narcissist? Or they are both the reflection of a greater picture, such as neurology?
Between Narcissism and Cognitive Psychology