College Students More Narcissistic

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We"ve gone too far letting them know how great and special they are.
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Male 907
Almost everything anyone does could be linked to the encouragement of attention-seeking.

***I can tell they are REAAALLY struggling to grasp any valid point. The only evidence that I feel any of this supports is that these people are jealous that the newer generation is overpowering their generation. Just because we have modern equipment, and have been given a eduacation that in many ways has improved, does not make me (or anyone else) narcissistic :-P***

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Male 907
All that page said was "Being narcissistic is a bad thing....but it can be good."

Then it goes on to say how bad it is to be narcissistic without really making any point in the first place of how we are narcissistic.

The new report follows a study released by UCLA last month which found that nearly three-quarters of the freshmen it surveyed thought it was important to be "very well-off financially." That compared with 62.5 percent who said the same in 1980 and 42 percent in 1966.

hmmm... isn`t 62.5 percent "nearly three-quarters" (75%)? The rate of increase is actually decreasing. As for the importance of being well-off financially, anyone with common-sense knows that pertains importance!
It said all these VERY vague statements like: Current technology fuels the increase in narcissism," Twenge said. "`By its very name, MySpace encourages attention-seeking, as does YouTube.`"
That is in no way a valid point. Almost everything anyo

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Female 920
How about worrying more about getting more people into college than worrying about the ones that are already in college if they`re conceited or not
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Female 76
Another thought: the only people who care what people on I-Am-Bored think about this article....are the people posting the thoughts themselves. IF you do something better than surf the web then maybe someone worth taking seriously will take your opinion seriously, but perhaps not. I`ve been alive long enough, and have been both intelligent and stupid enough, and have paid my dues enough only to be forced to give it all away to spoileys.....to know that so very much of what people have been doing in the past 70 years is pure narcissism and bs. I can see where we went wrong but guess what, it can`t be fixed. Congratulations, chances are you don`t matter. If you want to matter then get above this sordid minstrel show and do something that matters. End of tirade.
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Male 263
There is a difference between " i`m special" and " i am the most important thing on the planet"

The blurring of the lines is the problem, not the " i am special"

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Male 263
this study is retarded. it isn`t that people are told they are special, its a society who gives them whatever they want when they want it.
Technology has played a part, but none of this, not a single iota, has anything to do with someone thinking they are special.
Self esteem in children is important, actually more important then anything in a child`s development and this have been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. The problem comes when the self esteem building is backed by limitless supply of anything the children wants in this mcgeneration.
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Male 738
I`m to awesome to be narcissistic.
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Male 2,781
BUT I AM SPECIAL AND I DESERVE MORE!!!
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Female 401
thats weird that this is on here..i guess because today my college professor said the same thing. I know that im not included in the self-centered population of college students.
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Male 813
When every person in the world is becoming more narcisstic, its kinda pointless to single out college kids, don`t ya thing?
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Male 2,372
^^Good point.

People with good self esteem and confidence tend to be more grounded, and take risks to get ahead.

Narcissists aren`t risk takers. They expect things to be handed to them because "they`re worth it and deserve it."

...and getting a degree is no excuse. There have been billions of college grads who get through the whole process without becoming narcissists.

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Female 122
Narcissism isn`t the same as self esteem or confidence. It`s not a good trait at all.
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Male 902
Narcissism, apparently.
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Male 1,590
If college students are so smart, why are they still in school?
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Male 126
The new epidemic sweeping the nation is...people feeling better about themselves? What a joke.
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Male 1,420
"blah blah blah.
who cares? i got spanked when i was younger

i dont think im any better behaved then the next person...

and i had really tight parents, kids just have more feedom now days :) it doesnt matter what parents do"
youre no older than 17. dont tell these adults and most likely parents, who were raised a certain way, that theyre wrong about this. you dont know half as much as they do.

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Male 366
"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."

what a bitch.

so anyway, this article basically reads: if you have confidence, you`re a narcissist, but if you don`t, you`re wrong.

what a crock. why do people who don`t like kids move into studying them?

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Male 1,083
probably american college students, the rest of us are flaming nut jobs who just try to get by.
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Male 756
Ephesians 6:4 ...provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
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Male 68
Never let school get in the way of your education.
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Female 576
mwuahahahaha, unfortunately yeah
this is true.
-_-
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Male 432
Wey_Pooh
Male, 18-29, ******Eastern US*****
175 Posts Wednesday, February 28, 2007 12:38:56 PM
Hahah. Stupid ***Americans*** and their college crap. Yes, this only happens in America where the parents don`t beat their children. I`m so sick of that hippie sh*t "love" you`re special, be yourself CRAP. F*cking puss*es...
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Ya know, your profile DOES say you`re from America...

Stupid people who don`t know where they live!

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Male 129
This is rediculous-- college is where students learn who they are, and grow into relationships with other people. There is nothing wrong with being proud of yourself and having self-confidence! I think this is just an excuse for some uppity, old scientists to try to bring back those older morals, such as "spare the rod, spoil the child," and a lot of the so called "ethical" points of that article are very much outdated and ancient.
In response to the person that said that college gets you nowhere and in dead-end jobs, I`d have to disagree-- I`m in college because my career goal is only obtainable by this route I`m taking. I don`t know one person who didn`t go to college that is better off that a college graduate.
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Male 946
odie212-exactly a half would be average, two thirds is above average as it is bigger than a half
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Female 963
Psh... I`m 17 and I found this hilarious (and somewhat true). I go to private school, so I`m surrounded by self-centered people five days a week -_-.
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Female 122
I believe it`s a matter of having TOO much self esteem. Sure, have some, it`s a good thing. But too much and you become a jerk.
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Female 122
So, in order to be a good person you have to have low self esteem? Is that what they`re saying?
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Female 122
*you can get
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Female 122
HaruHaru: Not to rag on all college students (Some, yeah, really do deserve to be there), but as long as you can graduate high school or get a GED can get into a college somewhere. It doesn`t take much.
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Male 2,307
Well, they haven`t reset the average yet. People now are smarter than people back then. It`s a fact, and we are also stronger.
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Male 1
"By 2006, they said, two-thirds of the students had above-average scores, 30 percent more than in 1982."

I`m confused. How can two thirds be above average. Won`t exactly half be above average?

Because, yknow, that`s what average means.

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Male 87
I`m different from all the other people who took this narcissism test.
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Female 1,065
Hey, college students are special, they`re in college. They deserve a big ego, they`ve worked for it, no?

Bums and drop outs should feel lousy, college grads should feel special, it`s called "the Elite" ..I mean come on, it doesn`t take a genius to know that.. and I am no genius.

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Male 167
blame Barney
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Female 122
This annoys me to no end. My entire high school was filled with people like this, shallow people who felt entitled and only cared about themselves. Parents need to stop giving their kids everything on a platter.

....Plus, you`re kids AREN`T SPECIAL. They`re like everyone else, deal.

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Male 561
Reading sucks balls
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Female 250
ok, am i the only one who wants to take that test just for fun?...lol
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Female 76
I think it might be fun to post the personality test mentioned in the article so we can see how we measure up. My internet search hasn`t turned it up, but I have a couple of queries in: I`ll try to post access to the test if I`m able to get a link to it.
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Male 1,003
Hahah. Stupid Americans and their college crap. Yes, this only happens in America where the parents don`t beat their children. I`m so sick of that hippie sh*t "love" you`re special, be yourself CRAP. F*cking puss*es...
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Male 536
"What anyone feel better if I told them I don`t think the world would be a better place if I ruled it? I also KNOW I can`t live any way I want to. I am unique, though.
Yes, I`m in college. I weep for my generation."

you know if the emo kids lifes hadnt been so bad they would have taken part in the survey and then it wouldnt look like every young person thinks they are great... hooray for emo kids!

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Male 18
"If I ruled the world, it would be a better place,"
Well wouldn`t it?
Anyway, I thought that the only people who were not narcissistic in any way were the people do studies to show who is and isn`t narcissistic... not.
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Male 432
I sound kind of Narcissistic... I remember being told I was special when I was in 1st grade or so, but then my teacher treated me like dirt at the same time. The characteristics I see in myself are:

"If I ruled the world, it would be a better place,"
"I think I am a special person"
lack emotional warmth
lack empathy, react aggressively to criticism

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Male 122
i don`t want to join any kind of anti-college bandwagon, but most the people i know who are doing well didn`t go to one. all of my college educated friends are stuck in some sort of predetermined career, while the rest of us have grown into our jobs willfully. that being said, college educated kids tend to be from the upper class, and upper-class parents tend to be narcissistic.
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Male 577
Hey, I`m a college student and I`m not narcissistic at all. In fact I think my life is going nowhere and that everyone else is better than I am. Then again, I don`t remember hearing I was special a lot and my Dad hit me with a rolled up newspaper when I was bad. lol
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Male 902
Europeans don`t count. Only people count.
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Male 946
so what if we`re better than you? we cant help it
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Female 354
What anyone feel better if I told them I don`t think the world would be a better place if I ruled it? I also KNOW I can`t live any way I want to. I am unique, though.

Yes, I`m in college. I weep for my generation.

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Male 902
You just referred to yourself five times in one short post. Guess it will get worse next generation.
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Female 3,001
blah blah blah.
who cares? i got spanked when i was younger

i dont think im any better behaved then the next person...

and i had really tight parents, kids just have more feedom now days :) it doesnt matter what parents do

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Male 902
And Tyler Durden smiled a knowing smile.
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Male 356
Woo! Excuses to whip!
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Female 1,972
There has been far too much permissive parenting since the time when I was a child. Teens now don`t hear the word No as much as they should, or say thank you quite enough. When you did something bad you were disciplined, and you also felt bad- not just because you broke the rules & were caught, but because you felt others disappointment. Youm were held to a standard of action.
More accountability & standards...otherwise beatings for all.
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Male 40
This is stupid. Go figure a "young people suck" article to make the front page (and get a higher rating than half the actual content.
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Female 1,228
ha ha, egotistic!
now, not only are americans getting bigger in body mass, but their brains are following shortly behind.
don`t be mad, the Uk is very close behind.
ha ha, this generation is fu*cked!
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Female 1,382
XD at Invalok
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Male 4,246
This must be what "Spare the rod, spoil the child" means.
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Male 724
My kid, im going to beat daily with a wooden stick while yelling out! YOU ARE AN INSIGNIFICANT LITTLE FAWK! DON`T EVER THINK THAT YOU`LL GROW UP TO BE ANYTHING! ... and I`ll shoot him with a high power sniper rifle, with rubber bullets of course, as he`s leaving to school.

When he`s in his 20... i`ll tell him about this article i read...

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Male 2,372
Narcissism sucks.
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Male 318
yeah, young people suck

First post!

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Male 10,115
Link: College Students More Narcissistic [Rate Link] - We`ve gone too far letting them know how great and special they are.
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