Fulfillment at Any Age

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Revisiting the Psychology of Narcissistic Entitlement

Entitlement, or the tendency to believe you deserve special treatment, is seen by psychology as part and parcel of narcissism. However, new research suggests that not all entitled people are created equal. Some people believe they're great and are, but many others use their entitlement to hide feelings of inferiority, causing problems in their relationships and well-being. Read More


As a psychologist, you surely know that "acting as if" and a sense of "Can do" actually results in achievement. So, acting with confidence breeds success. Why is that so bad?
Second, who says "humble" is so great? My experience is that "humility" and "humble" are much overrated. Humble people wind up being given the worst table, the lowest raise, the smallest piece of cake, etc...
So, I believe you are overly critical of people with self confidence and drive.
BTW, pride based on accomplishment is not a character disorder..

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Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her latest book is The Search for Fulfillment.


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