A cautionary tale about running for political office nwsource.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Govt relies on Facebook "narcissism" to spot fake marriages, fraud arstechnica.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
The Rising Tide of Narcissism: What B-Schools Can Do businessweek.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
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November 08, 2010
Cultural narcissism lives.
A recent study, presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, shows that today’s college students are more narcissistic than ever.
“College kids today are about 40 percent lower in empathy than their counterparts of 20 or 30 years ago, as measured by standard tests of this personality trait.”
Narcissism is the personality trait of egotism, vanity, conceit, or simple selfishness.
In varying degrees.
Freud coined the term after Narcissus who, in Greek myth, as you recall fell in love with his own reflection in a pool, and changed into the flower that bears his name.
The trouble-making nymph Echo was involved somehow, as she usually was.
Low self esteem, lack of getting attention as a child due to narcissistic parents, are some root causes, the experts say.
Certainly Facebook and Twitter have been blamed too.
In her article, “Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissism,” Christine Rosen compares social networking sites to the way aristocrats used to document their lives through self-portraits.
Nobody can dispute they're effective marketing tools, but on a personal level, they allow millions of people the colossal hubris to think that millions of other people out there want to know what they had for breakfast.
Or what color wallpaper they're contemplating.
Or personal issues they probably wouldn't tell their own mother.
But then you have to ask yourself (since this is about narcissism), "Self, are these social marketing tools merely an outlet for the 'look at me' generation, or is it the cause?"
Throw into the equation the fact that this generation seems to care more about the world than the last couple of generations, through social activism and a host of "green" causes.
So maybe, upon further reflection, does it matter if you're doing it for your own vanity, or the planet?
As long as you're doing it.
Even further, further reflection, it seems, is called for.
Greek Mythology: The Immortals commresearch.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
History of Narcissism .grandiosity.org Take a look at an interesting article we found.
AN EXAMPLE OF 'HEALTHY' VS 'UNHEALTHY' NARCISSISM blogspot.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
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