Have you ever wondered if the Internet breeds narcissism? There are so many outlets for us to talk about ourselves, post constant photos, and basically update the world minute to minute on our lives. Anyone can basically make themselves into a celebrity with the Internet. Sometimes it gets to me and I wonder how it will effect the future generation, which is why I can’t wait to read this book.
The Narcissism Epidemic was written by two psychologists who have studied narcissim over the years. This book delves into how our current culture encourages narcissism and what we can do about it.
“This book is a must-read for anyone who is a parent, a relationship partner, in the workforce, in school, or on the job market. Like the fish in its water, we are often unaware that we are swimming in a narcissistic environment. Twenge and Campbell not only define narcissism but detail its antecedents, consequences, and underlying processes in a way that brings together so much of what one sees in modern Western culture. Grounded in research and peppered with media and anecdotal stories, The Narcissism Epidemic offers practical and much-needed solutions to coping in the age of entitlement.”
— Kathleen Vohs, Ph.D., University of Minnesota McKnight Land-Grant Professor and editor of Self and relationships: Connecting intrapersonal and interpersonal processes
What do you think? Do you think the Internet is breeding Narcissism? How do you keep a balance? You can buy The Narcissism Epidemic right here.
Photo and Quote from the narcissismepidemic.com.