Signposts of the Narcissism Epidemic

Wednesday, 01 Sep 2010

You can have too much of a good thing, when it comes to self-esteem. In the past few years I've done a lot of speaking engagements at colleges and universities across the country, and I'll say to students, "My research finds that your generation is very narcissistic; this is what the data shows. What do you think?" Almost universally they say, "Yeah, you're right. We are narcissistic–you got us." Then they say, "But we have to be narcissistic because the world is increasingly competitive." That's how they seem ...

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