You probably know someone who is egotistical, self-focused and vain, and it would not be surprising to know that they were under 30. Young people today are three times more likely to display the symptoms of narcissist personality disorder than seniors.
A generation taking pictures called “selfies” is not good in the long term, and KTRH relationship expert Mary Jo Rapini says it's not good in marriages.
“The whole concept of marriage is ‘we’. It’s not ‘me, me me’, it’s ‘we’. Basically when you’re immature you like to think of ‘me’. You’re very ego-centric, but you grow out of it. These couples are in their 30’s and 40’s and they can’t grow out of it,” says KTRH Relationship expert Mary Jo Rapini.
People with Narcisstic Personality Disorder often won't seek treatment because they think the problem is everyone else, not them.
Studies show today’s young people are less inclined to be involved in civic engagement, concern about the environment, or most things that don’t directly involved them, than previous generations.
“I think the reason we’re seeing so many kids that are struggling with narcissism and geocentricism that never goes away is that they’re just learning from their parents,” adds Rapini, referring to those parents who have showered trophies and awards on their children to build self-esteem and self-confidence and all those ideas that put their “self” at the center of the universe.