A call for vigilance

Please go read this article

Parents who praise children too much may encourage narcissism, says study

I think we should watch society for the earliest signs of this phenomenon in the world around us.  Though who among us knows in what ways this narcissism might manifest?  Let the crazy speculation commence.  Might some amongst us seen any early indications…is it within the bounds of what might be?

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14 comments on “A call for vigilance
  1. Yoda says:

    Parents who praise children too much may encourage narcissism, says study

    No shit Sherlock.
    Say this in Yodish one can not.


  2. Spawny Get says:

    So…no Nobel prize, you reckon?


  3. Yoda says:

    Only Padawan deserves Nobel prize he does.


  4. Yoda says:

    Guardian published something intelligent it did?
    “Beware the Ides of March” Bill Shakesman did write.

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  5. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    I*t wasn’t that long ago that only men were considered to be narcissistic.Famous powerful narcissists would include Adlof Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Saddam Hussein. This going to be a serious problem because these people put their egos ahead of everything.
    Here’s Tara Palmatier’s speech from ICMI ’14.

    I had an errant thought and wanted to share. In the past, I don’t think that there was much of “Daddy’s little girl” going on. Now, that couples are having fewer offspring, They may be forgetting that mosdesty is a virtue by doing too much to feed their egos.

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  6. Liz says:

    Here’s a little known fact. At government-run daycare centers (like the CDC, child development center for DOD personel) “negative” words are banned.
    A caregiver cannot say, “Stop running!” or “Don’t run!” Instead, they have to say, “Use your walking feet” “use your inside voice” and so forth.

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  7. Yoda says:

    Use your consent form

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  8. caprizchka says:

    It is my understanding based on what I’ve read (LOL) that narcissism is a personality disorder that results from a disruption in self-differentiation during “the terrible twos”. Specifically, a child who is just discovering that he or she is separate from the caregiver(s) may discover it rudely by being confronted with difficult emotions such as shame and then being rejected by a less-than-loving parent, or discover it gently by a patient loving parent. In short, narcissistic parents beget narcissistic (or narcissist-susceptible) children. One of the tactics of a narcissistic parent is to “over-praise” as the flip side (but just as harmful) as a stream of insults. But “over praise” is simplistic. Ultimately, a parent who is so loving as to show a child how to manage “the dark side” while engaging in the discovery of self, can’t be sold as a software package. Too bad for our loving, understanding, and patient government employees or media who vies for a position as surrogate parent. There’s no one true one-world-parent way, but don’t touch that dial!


  9. Yoda says:

    Too bad for our loving, understanding, and patient government employees or media who vies for a position as surrogate parent.

    It takes a village it does.
    Soon enforced government policy it will be.

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  10. jf12 says:

    re: “Parental warmth and encouragement may be a better strategy than inflating the ego, the study found.”

    I love you even though you failed. But try harder next time anyway, wouldja?


  11. Sumo says:

    I prefer the Asian Parenting Plan:

    “What you mean you get 99%? What happen to other 1%!? You shame whole famry!!!!”

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  12. Liz says:

    One very clever poster wrote a simultaneously very funny yet also very disturbing response on another forum about the above:

    “I wrote an app for that. My app is open source. I will publish it here in case anyone wants to use it.

    10 MicrophoneSound = read.microphone(1)
    20 if MicrophoneSound = “I hate studying all the time. I want to die.” then print “WARNING!”
    30 if MicrophoneSound = “Aaaaaaaahhhhhhh SPLAT” then print “Too Late. Have another kid.”
    40 if MicrophoneSound = “” then print “Child Sleeping. Wake them up and tell them to study more.”
    50 goto 10”

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  13. tamerlame says:

    My mum used to praise my too much, and then randomly abuse me for no reason. I grew up confused to say the least! lolol


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