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    Narcissistic Personality Disorder The American Psychiatric Association (2013) defines Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) as, “A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts” (p. 669). The APA (2013) goes on to state that an individual who meets the criteria for NPD shall meet at least five of the following criteria: 1) absurd/exaggerated self-importance, 2) imagined…

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    Protestant Work Ethic Attitudes and Economics Protestant Work Ethic is based on the theory that one must work to contribute to society, the church, and others, to be a valuable member of society. One must work gain entry into heaven and obtain salvation. He must take responsibility for his own actions. (Goldstein & Eichhorn, 1961) PWE does not value wasted time. Weber’s theory says wasting time and an unwillingness to work is a sin and brings about abstinence from grace. (Furnham, The…

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    A discolored creature of massive build towers over the diminutive, feeble humans, who are immobilized by fear of its menacing glare and mutated frame. Like small mice, the people scamper away from the monster’s presence in disgust of its hideous appearance and fear of its unpredictable behaviors. Now, the creature stands alone, grieving over the pain of its abandonment. Who’s the real monster – man or creature? Since the origins of horror stories, grotesque creatures, like those previously…

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    Theodore Robert Bundy (1946-1989) was an American serial killer who was responsible for the kidnap, rape and murder of at least 30 female victims over seven states in the 1970’s. He was put to death by means of the electric chair in Florida on January 24th 1989. Bundy was perceived as handsome and charming, traits that he abused in order to gain the trust of his young victims. He would usually approach his victims in broad daylight simulating injury or…

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    By Dictionary.com’s definition, being civilized is “having an advanced or humane culture, society, etc.” or to be “polite, well-bred, or refined.” The connotation of civilized is different, and varies by the person asked. Being civilized could be plain and simple: to be a rich, mannered person or society that utilizes technology; personality or culture has nothing to do with it. Being civilized could also mean to be a kind and respectful person or society, tolerating and respectful of others.…

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    Introduction Ever since the late 1700’s, because of the American Revolutionary War, America has been burdened with the looming national debt that it's acquired. National debt is when a country does not have enough money for anything consequential, and therefor it borrows money from another country. America has acquired an immense amount of national debt and it cannot keep up with the interest that it's required to pay, and due to this, America is thrown further into its national debt crisis. The…

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    The great Erich Fromm once said “Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.” This quote gives a great idea of how we as people countlessly want something, yet we are never satisfied, especially Americans. As a fellow American citizen, we are constantly consuming things we do not need but why? Why do we constantly obtain unnecessary accessories? American’s consume so much because we are influenced by media,…

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    with invention of selfie, and in a short time, selfie became a trend. At least, everyone almost has one selfie in social media accounts. Although selfie is one of the most world-shaking inventions of XXI century, it is completely an indication of narcissism that who takes more selfies are tend to spend more time in front of mirror, feel superior to others, not to think about effects of his/her actions on others,…

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    People think that their children naturally accumulate knowledge when they have access to high quality education. Actually, the higher education gives a possibility for them to grow and to develop themselves, when they know what needs to be improved. However, the education does not guarantee their growth and development when they do not acknowledge their weaknesses. Knowing one’s weakness is indispensable for developing or overcoming it. In the novel of Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray,…

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    In 1920, Sigmund Freud published his first paper detailing the inner workings of the human mind. This essay was his first outlining of the id, the primal urges we feel for aggression and violence; the superego, our desire to respect society 's rules and appear “good” and moral; and the ego, our sense of consciousness that tries to balance them out. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tom Buchanan exemplifies the fight between his morals and his urges very well. Tom Buchanan is torn…

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