Narcissism on the Rise

“Recent statistic: The number of college students labeled as “problematic narcissists,” according to Harper’s Magazine, has risen an amazing 60 percent since 1982

Narcissism is defined as the excessive love of oneself; vanity, smugness, self-centeredness. You might wonder, “Don’t we want our children to love themselves?” Of course; but not when narcissism overtakes appropriate self-esteem. While it is a normal condition to be absorbed with oneself as an infant, self-absorption in an older child or young adult is unhealthy — not to mention obnoxious for those who have to suffer the behavior of a maturing bratty narcissist.”

Article: Parenting in a Nutshell: Is excessive ‘brattiness’ at an all-time high?, Shreveport Times

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