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    Which poster is this most applicable to?

    Sigmund Freud dreamed up the idea in his 1914 essay On Narcissism and it has long been the playground of psychiatrists. Today, the psychiatrists' bible, The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, defines narcissism as a pervasive pattern of grandiosity with a sense of self-importance. A preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty or ideal love. A belief that one is a "special" person with a sense of entitlement requiring excessive admiration. Interpersonally exploitative and lacking empathy.
    Nearly everybody has some narcissistic traits. You must have some sense of self-worth to make your way in your family or in your community.
    But the traits range from harmlessly amusing or histrionic to an extreme and disruptive pathological disorder.
    The United States' National Institutes of Health recently surveyed 35,000 Americans about narcissistic personality disorder.
    The researchers were astonished to find one in 10 American youths with this disorder compared with only three in every hundred older people.
    A Californian professor of psychology, Jean Twenge, finds that from 2002 to 2007, college students' scores on the narcissistic personality inventory rose twice as fast as she had found in an earlier study covering 1982 to 2006.
    Professor Twenge reports that on average men are more narcissistic than women, but women are catching up fast.
    As further evidence she points to the six-fold increase in cosmetic surgery during the past 10 years and the fact that Californians can hire fake paparazzi to follow them around when they go out at night so they can pretend they are famous.
    The professor thinks America is in the grip of a narcissism epidemic.
    You only have to look at Alaska's former governor Sarah Palin.No, there's nothing pathological about her but she must be well up in the narcissist rankings.In her public utterances she is self- referential to the point of self- reverence.Apart from her scattered, illogical and manipulative slogans, her speech is full of the first person singular pronoun: "I'm not wired that way," "I'm not a quitter," "I'm standing up for our values."among other things, grumpy old men blame new educational values for rising narcissism.
    They say that for 30 years the self-esteem movement has taught the young they're perfect in every way, are capable of anything they put their mind to and are never to be criticised.
    As a result, we have something new in history - an entire generation with no sense of its own inadequacies.
    I know a local schoolteacher or two grinding their teeth because over-indulgent or overprotective parents forbid them to say anything negative to their children
    There canít be good living where there is not good drinking

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    Obama.

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    Lots of people all around me even Thais. I'm just a slave in their world. One day a new priest will come to lead the slaves against the narcissistic beasts. The priest is always the worst beast of them all although not as evil as they are collectively. That's life's cycle.

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    Californians can hire fake paparazzi to follow them around when they go out at night so they can pretend they are famous.
    You've got to be shitting me! That's just sad.

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    ^That might be a job op for those living in BKK. You can run after loso hisos with a bunch of other people with cameras to boost their self-esteem. Thaksin seems to use this technique.

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