How college students think they are more special than EVER

Discussion in 'Education' started by American_Jihad, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. American_Jihad
    Offline

    American_Jihad Flaming Libs/Koranimals

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    8,642
    Thanks Received:
    1,904
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    Gulf of Mex 26.609, -82.220
    Ratings:
    +3,263
    [​IMG]
    Important online: Trends like social media, celebrity culture, and easy credit contribute to students feeling as if they're more successful than they really are

    How college students think they are more special than EVER: Study reveals rocketing sense of entitlement on U.S. campuses

    By Daily Mail Reporter
    5 January 2013

    ...

    'Our culture used to encourage modesty and humility and not bragging about yourself,' Twenge told BBC News. 'It was considered a bad thing to be seen as conceited or full of yourself.'

    Just because someone has high self-esteem doesn't mean they're a narcissist. Positive self-assessments can not only be harmless but completely true.

    However, one in four recent students responded to a questionnaire called the Narcissistic Personality Inventory with results pointing towards narcissistic self-assessments.
    Narcissism is defined as excessive self-love or vanity; self-admiration, or being self-centered.

    Twenge said that's a trait that is often negative and destructive, and blames its boom on several trends - including parenting styles, celebrity culture, social media, and easy credit - for allowing people to seem more successful than they really are.

    ...

    Read more: Study shows college students think they're more special than ever...even those that can't read or write and barely study | Mail Online
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  2. nahyy
    Offline

    nahyy Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1
    good welcome new words at the wallpaper
     
  3. blimpo
    Offline

    blimpo Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Messages:
    432
    Thanks Received:
    62
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +63
    And you believe it is just college students that feel this way?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  4. American_Jihad
    Offline

    American_Jihad Flaming Libs/Koranimals

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    8,642
    Thanks Received:
    1,904
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    Gulf of Mex 26.609, -82.220
    Ratings:
    +3,263
    If you mean sense of entitlement that would be 47% of da country...:D




     
    • Funny Funny x 1
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 18, 2014
  5. blimpo
    Offline

    blimpo Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Messages:
    432
    Thanks Received:
    62
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +63
    47% ?

    Is that east or west of the Mississippi ?
     
  6. OohPooPahDoo
    Offline

    OohPooPahDoo Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Messages:
    15,342
    Thanks Received:
    976
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Location:
    N'Awlins Mid-City
    Ratings:
    +1,320
    I think we'd have to include aspiring republican plumber businessmen who aren't actually licensed plumbers, as well. right?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  7. OohPooPahDoo
    Offline

    OohPooPahDoo Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Messages:
    15,342
    Thanks Received:
    976
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Location:
    N'Awlins Mid-City
    Ratings:
    +1,320

    I'm sorry you feel so negatively about retirees and low ranking soldiers.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  8. Katzndogz
    Offline

    Katzndogz Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Messages:
    65,659
    Thanks Received:
    7,418
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Ratings:
    +8,337
    This is the way these kids were raised. They have always won, never really had to compete, were told throughout their lives how special they were. Then they find out they aren't. And we wonder why there are so many suicides.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  9. American_Jihad
    Offline

    American_Jihad Flaming Libs/Koranimals

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    8,642
    Thanks Received:
    1,904
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    Gulf of Mex 26.609, -82.220
    Ratings:
    +3,263
    South of the Rio Grande...:eusa_shifty:
     
  10. Politico
    Offline

    Politico Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Messages:
    13,855
    Thanks Received:
    937
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Ratings:
    +1,491
    Little Johnny grows up in a school where they only have pass or fail and no one keeps score at sports events.
     

Share This Page