- (countable) A micromaniac is someone who trivializes their own interests and needs, usually due to conditioning by a narcissist.
- Those micromaniacs needs therapy because of their narcissistic upbringing
The words micromania and echoism are synonyms, and are antonyms of megalomania and narcissism. Both micromania and megalomania are personality disorders on opposite extremes of the spectrum of self-regard and grandioseness. The healthy median of self-regard and grandioseness situated between the extremes of micromania i.e. echoism and megalomania i.e. narcissism is the neurotypical self-regard and grandioseness. Micromania and echoism are typically caused by a narcissistic or megalomanic environment that includes vicarious emotional regulation, such as a narcissistic household.