It’s no secret that people are getting married later these days than in previous generations, and in this culture of hook-ups and “modern female dating anxiety,” we’re at no loss for theories that explain why. Some people say today’s twentysomethings are delaying marriage to focus on careers and build close friendships instead, but another explanation paints a less flattering picture of young people: apparently, they’re all just a bunch of narcissists. In an article on The Daily Beast this week, writer Hannah Seligson, explores this theory, writing: “narcissism, even in small doses, has shifted courtship into a high-stakes relationship culture. Now that people think more highly of themselves, expectations of what a relationship should be like have skyrocketed into the realm of superlatives. Twentysomethings not only expect to waltz into high-level career positions right out of college, they also expect partners who have the moral fortitude of Nelson Mandela, the comedic timing of Stephen Colbert, the abs of Hugh Jackman, and the hair of Patrick Dempsey.” Keep reading »
A recent study shows there’s a narcissism “epidemic” spreading among college-age women. Apparently, ladies of generation “me” are three times more likely to think they’re “special” than those of previous generations. In honor of all that ego going around, here are four cool mirrors for our self-centered sisters (and you know who you are) within which they can check their supreme awesomeness all day long.
- Show that self-love, baby! [$39.99, Target]
- You and your gorgeous reflection can play peek-a-boo for hours with this whitewashed shutter mirror. [$119, Wisteria]
- You don’t even have to ask: “Who’s the fairest of them all?” [$148, Anthropologie]
- This ’70s “brilliant” mirror says it all, no? [$59.99, Bed Bath and Beyond]
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Ever since John Edwards explained away his affair with Rielle Hunter, saying, “I started to believe that I was special and became increasing egocentric”, we’ve been thinking about how it is just SUCH a dealbreaker to date a guy who’s a narcissist. After all, who wants to end up in a bitter divorce battle like Christie Brinkley, whose ex-husband, Peter Cook, (who admitted to lying and cheating) was diagnosed as narcissistic by a court psychiatrist during their publicized divorce trial proceedings. But how do you tell if a person is a narcissist before you get caught up in their web of egocentricity? We took a look at the actual key factors in the diagnosis for narcissism and found out that a lot of women we know have the real life experience to back up the facts. All the info you need to know, after the jump… Keep reading »