There are different degrees of narcissism. I think everyone has at least a little bit of this trait, but some are much worse than others.
Extreme cases of it result in the narcissistic personality disorder. The definition for narcissistic personality disorder is complicated. There is more to true narcissism than ''self-love,'' though I don't have my psych notes with me to explain in more detail. Actually, someone with this disorder does not truly love themselves. Their self-esteem is very fragile, though they may not even realize it, and they cover it up by acting as if they love themselves, bragging about themselves etc.
I did used to know someone whom I strongly suspect was a true narcissist. He was a toxic person. He was charismatic, manipulative, and made people feel bad about themselves without them even realizing that it was him doing it. He was a scary person to be around for long periods of time. So to answer the title of the thread, no I do not think narcissism is ''bad'' but I do think it is bad and harmful for regular people to interact with a true narcissist. I think people who have this disorder should be pitied and need help, though I don't think they usually change.
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