Sunday, January 6, 2013

Study Shows College Students More Narcissistic Than Ever

     And their sense of entitlement is skyrocketing.  Something called "The American Freshman Survey" found unprecedented levels of self-infatuation, as well as elevated self-confidence totally unrelated to any actual accomplishments.  The article quotes psychologist Jean Twenge as saying: "What's really become prevalent over the last two decades is the idea that being highly self-confident - loving yourself, believing in yourself - is the key to success," Twenge said. "Now the interesting thing about that belief is it's widely held, it's very deeply held, and it's also untrue."
     Another psychologist states: 'Coming from a good family might lead to both high self-esteem and personal success.' Baumeister said. 'Self-control is much more powerful and well-supported as a cause of personal success. Despite my years invested in research on self-esteem, I reluctantly advise people to forget about it.' 

Read the article here.

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