Raising Little Narcissists

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Kanye West is one person notorious for tooting his own horn -- and he’s certainly been accused of narcissism. But maybe his parents just praised him a lot? A new study finds that parents who “overvalue” their kids are more likely to produce little narcissists, who can grow up to become narcissistic adults. But what exactly does it mean to “overvalue?” Where’s the line between that and healthy praise? Also, aren’t we all a little bit narcissistic in this age of endlessly documenting ourselves on social media and in selfies?

Credits

Guest:
Jeffrey Kluger - Science Editor, Time Magazine

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal