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GenY Has An Extremely "inflated Sense of Self" Compared to Their Parents

by Tanya Thomas on May 27, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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Generation Y, a term in popular culture for those born between the 1980s and 90s, generally believe they have a right to entitlement and lack work ethics, according to a new study.

Professor Paul Harvey, of the University of Hampshire, conducted a series of studies on a group of Gen-Yers to measure psychological entitlement and narcissism.

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He found they scored 25 per cent higher than respondents ages 40 to 60 and 50 per cent higher than those over 61.

Professor Harvey concluded Gen-Yers are characterised by a "very inflated sense of self" that leads to "unrealistic expectations."

He pointed out that it subsequently leads to "chronic disappointment".
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"Even if they fail miserably at a job, they still think they're great at it," the Telegraph quoted him, as saying.

Professor Harvey added that the sense of entitlement "gets ingrained in the formative years."

He said: "It stems from the self-esteem movement, telling kids, "You're great, you're special."

Source: ANI
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