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    Chris McCandless’ actions can be seen as rebellious at first, but as time goes on, it is clear that there is hostility between his parents and himself that he does not want to face or try to fix. In a dysfunctional family, there are two extremes when it comes to the outcome of the children: the rebel or the conformist. Although the older child is typically the conformist and the younger child is the rebel, the McCandless family is a little different because both children are the rebels. Krakauer says, “Also like Chris, she clashed fiercely with Walt and Billie as an adolescent…[but] Carine made peace with her parents shortly after Chris disappeared” (129). There are many reasons as to why Carine did not turn into as big a rebel as Chris, but…

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    Previous studies found that people in the Western individualistic societies are becoming increasingly narcissistic. (Foster, Campbell, & Twenge, 2003; Twenge & Foster, 2010). Narcissism is a condition when person focuses solely on the quest for personal superiority (Bushman & Baumeister, 2002). Otto Kernberg (as cited in Lowen, 2012, p.6) identifies narcissists as individuals with various combinations of intense ambitiousness, grandiose fantasies and overdependence on external admiration. Few…

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    Trump shows many characteristics that resemble a narcissist. But is he a narcissist or someone with a narcissistic personality disorder? A narcissist is someone who is in love with him or her self. A person with narcissistic personality disorder is “conceited, boastful, or pretentious.” They view other people as inferior to them and treat them accordingly. Those with narcissistic personality disorder desire the best of the best, for instance; an extravagant vehicle or a prestigious home. They…

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    Poverty: It’s Impact on Single Parent Families Introduction Poverty is the lack of money to purchase basic needs, like clothing, food, and shelter. In 2013, the United States Census Bureau reported that 45.3 million people lived in poverty. Of that staggering statistic, 14.7 million of people who live in poverty are children. (United States Census Bureau, 2014). Poverty’s greatest impact is on the children whose family lives in poverty. The primary reason is that parents who live in poverty…

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    American Culture: Why Today’s Generation is Not Narcissistic In today’s day and age, it is easy to fall into the trap of focusing on only oneself and not anyone or anything else. It is easy to get so caught up in social media and the excitement of seeing how many likes one might get on Instagram or how many retweets on Twitter. It is easy to become nearly obsessed with tangible items that are of no emotional value. It is so compelling and fun and it is part of this generation’s culture, but in…

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    millennials, the older generations seem to think that they are extremely narcissistic compared to them when they were the same age. Of course, that is not the case. While most adults seem to take the same stance on millennials, Brook Lea Foster does not. Brook Lea Foster understands that millennials and previous generations are not much different in terms of being narcissistic. Narcissism is not any more present then it was in the baby boomer age or other generations. Around the fifth paragraph…

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    The way we see ourselves differs from the way people view us. Some might call it narcissistic, but others might think of it as being normal. It raises the eyebrow of controversy, when a young adult tends to imply more on individual accomplishment and self- worth rather than actual effort and commitment. Now there’s a coined term of good and bad narcissism the society has developed, trying to make it a normal behavioral term, but in all it is a deformity that is quickly impacting the lifestyle of…

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    Narcissistic Personality Disorder Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a mental disorder that causes people to think that they are more superior and important than anyone else. People with NPD have a hard time interacting with other people. There is no evidence of an exact cause of NPD, but most researchers believe it develops during childhood and adolescence and reaches it’s peak in adulthood. The basic treatment for NPD is hospitalization and psychotherapy. Mayo Clinic defines…

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    Narcissism on social media: Reality behind the screen It seems as if everyone wants to be the person with the most likes, best angled photos, or the most followed/ most friends. The reality of what they are accomplishing is becoming more and more narcissistic. If people ask any young girl or boy starting at age of 12, if they have accounts on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. they are more likely to say “yes.” However, if you ask them why they have accounts,…

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    Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a mental disorder in which a person has an unrealistic sense of superiority. In other words, a narcissist is a person who is really who think they are more important than everyone else and should only be affiliated with people who share the same special-ness. Comparably, to many other mental illness, Narcissistic Personality Disorder is predominately controlled by emotional behavior, which parallels, paranoid, borderline, and fascination with power,…

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