narcissism

The Lesson, Again, is Humility

“The present time has one advantage over every other—it is our own.” (Charles Caleb Colton) I keep hearing people say that there’s a lesson in all of this; that we have something to learn from this pandemic. Some say it will remind us of what really matters in life, while others believe it will forever …

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The World Will End in Apathy & Entitlement (Or, Our Killer is Narcissism)

Rising sea levels, ocean acidification, deforestation, ecological collapse—should our time on Earth end early, these are some of the means by which it will happen, given current trends. But these things, they’re not our real killers… From a psychological perspective, it would be wise to consider the human qualities underlying the environmental changes that now …

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This is the State of Us…

What is it going to take to make this work? This is a question that I often ask in the final lecture of personality psychology, a class that is both advanced degree fulfillment and crash course in human nature. The question is a reflection on just that—our nature. But it it is an increasingly difficult …

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