Are Media Creating a Generation of Narcissists?

October 23rd, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor The externalization of children’s self-identities caused by the omnipresence of popular culture and social media today, that I discussed in my last post, has resulted in an unhealthy internal focus on the self among young people these days. Do you recall the story of Narcissus? The handsome fellow in Greek mythology […]


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Narcissism Is Alive and Well in America

May 17th, 2011

By Dr. Jim Taylor Do you know the story of Narcissus? The very handsome fellow in Greek mythology who, because of his indifference and disdain toward others, was punished by the gods by falling in love with his own image. He was so enraptured by his beauty that he was unable to pull himself away […]


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Three Words We Need to Hear More in Politics

February 10th, 2011

By Dr. Jim Taylor You didn’t hear those three words from the liberals after their off-the-mark accusations of right-wing instigation of the Tucson tragedy. You didn’t hear them from Michele Bachmann after her history-revising Tea Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech. These three words are almost entirely absent from the political […]


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Raise Successful Achievers

December 7th, 2010

By Dr. Jim Taylor Parents who want their children to achieve something called “success” may find that this goal conflicts with their desire for their children to also become happy. Achieving success, as typically defined by our culture, emphasizes wealth and social status, and is often at odds with what the research has shown to […]


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Real Men

August 16th, 2010

By Nancy Morgan Rush Limbaugh stated emphatically last week that “Real men aren’t liberal. And real men, real men, don’t vote for liberals.” Rush, once again, hits the nail on the head. And here’s why. Real men have an innate sense of self that is not dependent on group approval. They have not succumbed to […]


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