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The Problem with Overpraising Children

…Some people argue that our recent shift toward over-parenting is breeding narcissism in the new generation. That young people today are expecting to work less and get more. This mentality can truly hurt a child who fails to build the skills to support his or her ambitions. 2. Feelings of inadequacy False build-ups make children feel they need to be great in order to be acceptable. However, they never really feel OK about themselves, because the p…

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Why Competitive Feelings Are Good For You

…our society. It has become, in some ways, synonymous with greed, envy and narcissism. But feeling competitive isn’t always about climbing the ladder, winning the race or getting ahead. Competitive feelings are completely natural. Moreover, they’re unavoidable. Like it or not, we all feel competitive a lot of the time. Most of us are uncomfortable with our competitiveness. Competitive thoughts are rarely nice. They’re usually exaggerated, and ofte…

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Fame is a Dangerous Drug: A phenomenological glimpse of celebrity

…f something larger than oneself (countering fame’s natural tendency toward narcissism), and dedicating all one’s drives and ambitions into making a real difference, in a meaningful way, in the world. Through such determined commitment to using life to its fullest, as a show of gratitude for all the riches and rewards, and rooted in humanistic notions of self-responsibility, meaning, values, authenticity, and mindfulness, the celebrity has a fighti…

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Personal Power by Robert Firestone, Ph.D.

…s underlying psychological disturbance. This includes problems with anger, narcissism, vanity, and sociopathic tendencies. People who utilize overt negative power are generally compensating for inferiority feelings and for real or perceived inadequacies. They tend to be cut off from feeling for themselves and others, and to express the authoritarian, parental side of their personality by acting superior and judgmental. Having control over others c…

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Dr. Pat Love Defines Four Basic Keys to Loving

…say that we’re, those of us in the West are living in a state of friendly narcissism: I’ll do it if it’s fun for me, but I won’t do it altruistically. I won’t put myself out for the act of love. But I say, show up and it’s especially important – think about it – do you go to funerals, do you go to graduations, do you go to those ceremonies? People evaluate relationships around holidays, birthdays and special occasions. How many of us don’t even g…

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The Societal Obsession with Selfies (and What’s Wrong With It)

…that raises the damned-if-you-do and damned-if-you-don’t specter of either narcissism or very low self-esteem.” Basing their self-esteem on how many likes they have is a way for people to feed their ego. However, since people now have the ease of comparing themselves to those they idolize, social media is also feeding their feelings of inferiority. Self-esteem is a very broad term for how good or bad we feel about ourselves, and it can generally v…

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The Problem with Narcissistic Parents

…dren for who they are and support them in reaching their full, unique potential. Read about the difference between Self-Esteem vs. Narcissism Read more about Parenting…

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Are You Swiping Right on Your Attachment Style?

…omen have inevitably turned out to be self-centred, mirroring his mother’s narcissism. And, mirroring his relationship with his mother, he desperately has tried to make them happy, showering them with gifts and attention. Eventually, he realizes that he is unfulfilled in the relationship and starts looking again. Another friend of mine says that she wants a long-term relationship, but she consistently makes online choices that clearly have no futu…

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