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Narcissism Epidemic?

 

David Brooks on (Mel Gibson and) narcissism, including this stat from the book, The Narcissism Epidemic:

In 1950, thousands of teenagers were asked if they considered themselves an “important person.” Twelve percent said yes. In the late 1980s, another few thousand were asked. This time, 80 percent of girls and 77 percent of boys said yes.

Posted by Will Baum, LCSW