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College Students More Narcissistic

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PayN8tention
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 5481 Posts
Wednesday, March 07, 2007 3:59:46 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 ***


PayN8tention
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 5481 Posts
Wednesday, March 07, 2007 3:53:42 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


Mbirdgurl
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 926 Posts
Sunday, March 04, 2007 2:48:02 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

Gagala
Female, 30-39, Eastern US
 70 Posts
Friday, March 02, 2007 5:57:07 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.

monktoast
Male, 18-29, Western US
 263 Posts
Friday, March 02, 2007 2:13:54 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"


monktoast
Male, 18-29, Western US
 263 Posts
Friday, March 02, 2007 2:12:39 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.

Lazorfish
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 977 Posts
Friday, March 02, 2007 12:55:15 PM
I'm to awesome to be narcissistic.

AFTERSHOCK
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2479 Posts
Thursday, March 01, 2007 6:53:03 PM
BUT I AM SPECIAL AND I DESERVE MORE!!!

engruls06
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 405 Posts
Thursday, March 01, 2007 5:15:30 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.

MechBFP
Male, 18-29, Canada
 829 Posts
Thursday, March 01, 2007 1:44:36 AM
When every person in the world is becoming more narcisstic, its kinda pointless to single out college kids, don't ya thing?

manorrd
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3000 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 11:44:31 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.


Minya
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 120 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 11:32:42 PM
Narcissism isn't the same as self esteem or confidence. It's not a good trait at all.

HylianNinja
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1351 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 11:07:39 PM
Narcissism, apparently.

HarryBalszak
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 1596 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 11:01:24 PM
If college students are so smart, why are they still in school?

KimonoThief
Male, 18-29, Western US
 127 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 10:11:48 PM
The new epidemic sweeping the nation is...people feeling better about themselves? What a joke.

sertrbl
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1452 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 10:06:17 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.


thewabbit
Male, 13-17, Canada
 419 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 10:05:56 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?


look215
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1504 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 8:38:55 PM
probably american college students, the rest of us are flaming nut jobs who just try to get by.

patriotpappy
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 760 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 8:26:40 PM
Ephesians 6:4 ...provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

PJF1313
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 69 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 8:12:42 PM
Never let school get in the way of your education.

omggilyy
Female, 13-17, Western US
 590 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 7:25:24 PM
mwuahahahaha, unfortunately yeah
this is true.
-_-

Abacab2112
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 432 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 6:56:01 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!


vachement
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 134 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 5:30:19 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.

antdow3
Male, 18-29, Europe
 909 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 5:06:05 PM
odie212-exactly a half would be average, two thirds is above average as it is bigger than a half

artistchick7
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 966 Posts
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 4:51:10 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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