A product of the "Self Esteem" movement

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In the 1980s, public government schools began promoting the self esteem movement.
Here’s one product.

In 2007, five psychologists unveiled the results of their comprehensive study of U.S. college students who would have grown up being indoctrinated in the self esteem movement. Based on the responses of 16,475 college students nationwide who completed an evaluation called the Narcissistic Personality Inventory between 1982 and 2006, the study found that today’s college students are more narcissistic and self-centered than their predecessors, which has troubling implications for society.
“We need to stop endlessly repeating, ‘You’re special,’ and having children repeat that back,” said Jean Twenge , the study’s lead author and a professor at San Diego State University. “Kids are self-centered enough already.”
Self esteem can only come from real achievements. Unearned self-esteem leads only to grandiose narcissism.
That would explain why young Americans are also lacking in empathy.
A Univ. Michigan ISR meta-study in 2010, summarizing 72 other studies of college students’ empathy, concluded that American college students are 40% less empathic than in 1979 with the biggest declines coming in the last decade. They found especially large drops in “empathic concern”.
One of the distinguishing traits of the Narcissistic Personality Disorder is that narcissists, imagining themselves to be superior than others, lack empathy. A deficit in empathy also characterizes sociopaths and psychopaths.

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0 responses to “A product of the "Self Esteem" movement

  1. Seeimg this kind of garbage makes me want to commit suicide of embarrassment. I have a few extra pounds but nothing anywhere near like her and I wouldn’t be caught dead up there dressed like that. And then there are all these gorgeous skinny anorexic girls who think they are unattractive. What an arrogant sow.

  2. Gag a maggot.

  3. When my daughter graduated from Kindergarten, everyone in the class got a certificate for something. Best smile, best laugh, etc. and on and on it went. It took away from the real awards given out that day for grade achievements, including my daughters. Everyone had to feel good, couldn’t have anyone upset! Puke!!!!!

  4. I didn’t dare play this for fear of what the forward icon was
    hiding….i take it I instinctively dodged another bullet 🙂

  5. Howard was nice…….I think I’m more shocked at that than the pole dance. I liked him better when he was a pit bull. I am grateful, however that her drop splits didnt crack the planet in two.

  6. Reminds me of SNL’s loser Stuart Smalley… “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggonit, people like me!”.

  7. Wow, girlfriend needs a friend to be honest with her. Even Octomom pulled out of a strip joint gig…

  8. Homeschool Mama

    What saddens me is that my instinct is to be disgusted with her obesity, rather than disgusted with the sexual content (or transsexual content) publicly presented. Why is our culture constantly entertained by sexual sin? If the dance had been done by an attractive or even reasonably attractive woman, most people (maybe even me) probably wouldn’t have given it a second thought.

  9. obama the self esteem, affirmative action president….


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