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    buddy Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2007 at 9:53 pm
    Link: College Students More Narcissistic - We`ve gone too far letting them know how great and special they are.
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    acdc_rocks91 Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 2:36 am
    yeah, young people suck

    First post!

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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2007 at 2:45 am
    Narcissism sucks.
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    Invalok Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 3:30 am
    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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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 4:30 am
    This must be what "Spare the rod, spoil the child" means.
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    Yumiii Female 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 4:35 am
    XD at Invalok
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    FLB Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 4:59 am
    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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    jscohen Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:01 am
    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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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:27 am
    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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    stereotypic Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:49 am
    Woo! Excuses to whip!
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    HylianNinja Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:54 am
    And Tyler Durden smiled a knowing smile.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:58 am
    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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    HylianNinja Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 6:05 am
    You just referred to yourself five times in one short post. Guess it will get worse next generation.
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    jvcc Female 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 9:12 am
    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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    antdow3 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 9:22 am
    so what if we`re better than you? we cant help it
  16. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 9:42 am
    Europeans don`t count. Only people count.
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    bram Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 10:04 am
    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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    harshkd Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2007 at 10:13 am
    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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    Abacab2112 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 10:59 am
    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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    darkskies582 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 11:10 am
    "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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    realblender Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 12:03 pm
    "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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    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 12:38 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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    Gagala Female 30-39
    76 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 12:54 pm
    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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    vancouverite Female 18-29
    250 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 1:19 pm
    ok, am i the only one who wants to take that test just for fun?...lol
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    STARTSOMETIN Male 18-29
    561 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 1:55 pm
    Reading sucks balls
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    Minya Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 2:00 pm
    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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    meganopoullu Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 2:43 pm
    blame Barney
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    HaruHaru Female 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 3:01 pm
    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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    Spaminator Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 3:34 pm
    I`m different from all the other people who took this narcissism test.
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    odie212 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 3:34 pm
    "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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    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 3:50 pm
    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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    Minya Female 18-29
    122 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 3:53 pm
    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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    Minya Female 18-29
    122 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 3:54 pm
    *you can get
  34. Profile photo of BeanGreen
    BeanGreen Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 4:28 pm
    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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    Minya Female 18-29
    122 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 4:30 pm
    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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    artistchick7 Female 18-29
    963 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 4:51 pm
    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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    antdow3 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 5:06 pm
    odie212-exactly a half would be average, two thirds is above average as it is bigger than a half
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    vachement Male 18-29
    129 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 5:30 pm
    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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    Abacab2112 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 6:56 pm
    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...
    --------------
    Ya know, your profile DOES say you`re from America...

    Stupid people who don`t know where they live!

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    omggilyy Female 13-17
    576 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 7:25 pm
    mwuahahahaha, unfortunately yeah
    this is true.
    -_-
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    PJF1313 Male 40-49
    68 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 8:12 pm
    Never let school get in the way of your education.
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    patriotpappy Male 50-59
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    February 28, 2007 at 8:26 pm
    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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    look215 Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 8:38 pm
    probably american college students, the rest of us are flaming nut jobs who just try to get by.
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    thewabbit Male 13-17
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    February 28, 2007 at 10:05 pm
    "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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    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 10:06 pm
    "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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    KimonoThief Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 10:11 pm
    The new epidemic sweeping the nation is...people feeling better about themselves? What a joke.
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    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
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    February 28, 2007 at 11:01 pm
    If college students are so smart, why are they still in school?
  48. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 11:07 pm
    Narcissism, apparently.
  49. Profile photo of Minya
    Minya Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2007 at 11:32 pm
    Narcissism isn`t the same as self esteem or confidence. It`s not a good trait at all.
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2007 at 11:44 pm
    ^^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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    MechBFP Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2007 at 1:44 am
    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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    engruls06 Female 18-29
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    March 1, 2007 at 5:15 am
    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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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2007 at 6:53 pm
    BUT I AM SPECIAL AND I DESERVE MORE!!!
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    Lazorfish Male 13-17
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    March 2, 2007 at 12:55 pm
    I`m to awesome to be narcissistic.
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    monktoast Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2007 at 2:12 pm
    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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    monktoast Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2007 at 2:13 pm
    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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    Gagala Female 30-39
    76 posts
    March 2, 2007 at 5:57 pm
    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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    Mbirdgurl Female 13-17
    920 posts
    March 4, 2007 at 2:48 pm
    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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    PayN8tention Male 18-29
    907 posts
    March 7, 2007 at 3:53 pm
    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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    PayN8tention Male 18-29
    907 posts
    March 7, 2007 at 3:59 pm
    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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