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Millennials Believe They Are the Most Narcissistic Generation
A new study has found that “millennials” (adults born between 1980 and 1994) consider their own generation to be the most narcissistic ever. Older generations agree with this assessment, but go even further to say that the millennials’ levels of narcissism are even greater than what millennials will admit, according to the new findings based on a series of studies led by Joshua Grubbs, a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Case Western Reserve University.
“Millennials and older generations agree that millennials are the most narcissistic,” Grubbs said. “They just disagree to the extent of the narcissism.”
I, narcissist – vanity, social media, and the human condition
The numbers alone tell a powerful story of self-obsessions. More than 80m photographs uploaded to Instagram every day, more than 3.5bn ‘likes’ every day, and some 1.4bn people - 20% of the world’s population - publishing details of their lives on Facebook.
Is social media turning a relatively modest species into a pack of publicity-hungry narcissists? Or were we already inherently self-absorbed?
In the US, diagnoses of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) have risen sharply over the past 10 years: the rate of increase is comparable to the rise in the rate of obesity.
Older generations agree with this assessment, but go even further to say that the millennials’ levels of narcissism are even greater than what millennials will admit
originally posted by: Indigent
It feels so good to be insulted just for being born in a certain year, yay!
Sorry for choosing to be born millennial old timers, if I ever get the chance I won't make the same mistake again.
I argue the neural underpinnings involved in the 'root' of narcissism make the subject a complicated one.
I simply couldn't imagine a person that NEVER stokes their own ego. Maybe some form of monk, or at least they tell themselves that
Why the Narcissist Has to Frenetically Avoid Self
The narcissist’s inclination towards addiction is horrific. All addicts have a reduced threshold to self-soothe – meaning to be with self to process emotional disruption and insecurities.
The ability to self-soothe requires emotional maturity and an “inner solidness,” which is reliant on healthy emotional development. Emotional intelligence is granted from healthy role models as a child, or self-created purposefully as result of inner emotional resolution and development work as an adult.
The narcissist is emotionally stunted – somewhere between the age of 3-7 years of age. Even though he or she may even be mentally brilliant in certain aspects, emotionally he or she is severely immature and has never developed. At a young age the narcissist “killed off” his or her inner self, deciding it was unacceptable and unable to get needs met, and developed a False Self replacement.
This False Self, because it is a false self is not real, authentic or stable. It is a childish fictitious character ever reliant on outside approval or attention. Because it is childish it is dependent, precarious and easily emotionally triggered. It does not possess the mature integrity of love, truth or loyalty.
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: intrptr
Narcissism doesn't inherently mean having an over-inflated ego. Not the way I'm trying to describe it in this innate context.
The problem today, with these kids each year more and more of them like this, they take it for granted like refrigerators and smart phones. Where when it is so hollow, not achieved, it leads to the worst kind of people. The kind that resort to evangelical Identity Politics agendas to "prove" they really are SPECIAL. When that becomes the majority, we're in uncharted territory as a species....
while his 'haters' can't stand seeing in him what they are themselves
Grandpa: Darn kids are too busy are their darn phones not paying attention. ME: Umm you and my father talk about the times everyone had drag races down blank hwy. And I hear the stories about how you guys would booze cruise down main street, and if the cops pulled you over they dumped out your beer and told you to get out of town.