MSU Reveals Most Selfish Generation…and it’s Not Millennials
For cryin' out loud, stop blaming millennials for everything.
Michigan State University just released a study about narcissism through the generations. The department of Psychology did a study of people, ages 13-70, to see how narcissism changes with age.
FYI, narcissism is defined as "the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one's idealized self-image and attributes. This includes self-flattery, perfectionism, and arrogance."
The study found that people who were born "earlier in the century have higher levels of hyper-sensitivity, or the type of narcissism where people are full of themselves, as well as willfulness, which is the tendency to impose opinions on others."
It also found that narcissists (who are not usually open to criticism) changed most as young adults, likely as they realized that being full of yourself doesn't work in a relationship.
Regardless, the study shows that narcissism isn't a lifelong trait and can be changed as you get older. So there's hope for everybody, right?
Listen, I'm not even a millennial - I'm considered a xennial (born in the late 70s/early 80s) and I'm sick of millennials being blamed for everything.