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Words stripped of meaning: a guide to linguistic spam

A "passion" was once thought of as a love or desire so irresistible as to take one to the threshold of death. What are we to make, then, of a passion for innovation or management consulting? What's happening to our words?
Donald Trump in the boardroom during an episode of ‘The Apprentice.’ Nick Lehr/The Conversation

Obsessed with reality TV? You may be a narcissist

Studies have shown that since the 1970s, people's scores on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory are rising. Could there be a connection to television consumption?
Narcissism is the current favoured scapegoat for our interpersonal and social ills. Beks

Why are we so obsessed with self-obsession?

Narcissism is the current favoured scapegoat for our interpersonal and social ills. But guess what? We are all infected – especially you!
Research has found some children become narcissists because their parents teach them they are more special than other kids. Shutterstock

Why some children think they’re more special than everyone else

Narcissistic children feel superior to others, believe they are entitled to privileges and crave admiration from others. When they don’t get the admiration they want, they may lash out aggressively. Why…
Double-duckface-synchronised-selfie. Very fresh, very now. Chris Gansen

Note to selfie: you’re more than just a narcissist’s plaything

We truly live in a digital age. The “selfie”, has been announced by the Oxford English Dictionary as this year’s most popular word and, by me, as this year’s most unremarkable word. This new-found trend…
Tag me, tag me. OK I’ll do it myself. Ambuj Saxena

Narcissism on social media tells us a lot about ourselves

An increasing number of studies into the correlation between social media and narcissistic tendencies confirm what many of us already suspect. We see teenagers spending hour after hour with their phones…

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