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Old 01-10-2013, 02:01 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Today’s college students are more narcissistic and self-centered than their predecessors, according to a comprehensive new study by five psychologists who worry that the trend could be harmful to personal relationships and American society.

“We need to stop endlessly repeating ‘You’re special’ and having children repeat that back,” said the study’s lead author, Professor Jean Twenge of San Diego State University. “Kids are self-centered enough already.”

Twenge and her colleagues, in findings to be presented at a workshop Tuesday in San Diego on the generation gap, examined the responses of 16,475 college students nationwide who completed an evaluation called the Narcissistic Personality Inventory between 1982 and 2006
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:08 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Unfortunatly I had to tell my 20 something year old son that he was a narcassistic , self centerd azz and **** you if you don't come for the Holidays

I have to wonder out loud who raised this kid the other 4 are not like this...I blame the wife and her family
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:20 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Unfortunatly I had to tell my 20 something year old son that he was a narcassistic , self centerd azz and **** you if you don't come for the Holidays

I have to wonder out loud who raised this kid the other 4 are not like this...I blame the wife and her family
He's an adult. I'm talking about kids where parents ultimately have control.

I witnessed a 9-year-old boy open his birthday present from his parents, which was an iPhone 5. The kid immediately broke out in tears...not sobbing, CRYING...ran past his dad, straight to his mom where he collapsed on the floor. She then picked him up (both were crying at this point). The two carried on hugging each other and telling each other they were the greatest mom/son on the planet. It was actually the most entertaining part of an otherwise abysmal birthday party.

Maybe I'm the weirdo. Maybe that's normal. IDK.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:34 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Overly emotional..."non-conformist"...gonna cut myself..gothic...leave brittney alone...kinda like these guys vvv



Thank you!

yes, imho, and from a far distance away....that problem is much worse than it was 40 years ago. yes, we had a few bad then. But the % number has grown at least ten-fold...probably more than that.

in a graduation class of 300, we had maybe ten odd kids. Now days....whew?
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yes, imho, and from a far distance away....that problem is much worse than it was 40 years ago. yes, we had a few bad then. But the % number has grown at least ten-fold...probably more than that.

in a graduation class of 300, we had maybe ten odd kids. Now days....whew?
Highly doubtful. I imagine that when you graduated, you thought there were only maybe ten odd kids out of three-hundred; your parents might have thought there were fifty; your grandparents probably thought there were one hundred fifty.

The "kids these days" laments go back for thousands of years of recorded history.
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Highly doubtful. I imagine that when you graduated, you thought there were only maybe ten odd kids out of three-hundred; your parents might have thought there were fifty; your grandparents probably thought there were one hundred fifty.

The "kids these days" laments go back for thousands of years of recorded history.
that is true
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I wonder how ppl felt when electricity came around. I wonder if they said my kids will never have to light candles to see....what a shame.
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