Problem

Vanity

Other Names:
Boastfulness
Bumptiousness
Conceit
Immodesty
Impertinence
Insolence
Lordliness
Self-admiration
Self-centredness
Self-esteem
Self-importance
Self-satisfaction
Selfishness
Shamelessness
Snobbery
Superciliousness
Vainness
Dependence on vanity
Vain people
Vainglory
Nature:

Vanity is the excessive belief in one's own abilities or attractiveness to others. Prior to the 14th century it did not have such narcissistic undertones, and merely meant futility. The related term vainglory is now often seen as an archaic synonym for vanity, but originally meant boasting in vain, i.e. unjustified boasting; although glory is now seen as having a predominantly positive meaning, the Latin term from which it derives, gloria, roughly means boasting, and was often used as a negative criticism.

Narrower Problems:
Condescension
Strategies:
Pie-throwing
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
21.10.2019 – 18:12 CEST