Your future interns and co-workers think highly of themselves, particularly when it comes to their writing skills.
The latest American Freshman Survey found a marked increase in the number of young people who describe themselves as “above average” for academic ability, drive to achieve, mathematical ability, and self-confidence, according to the BBC
They are also more likely to consider themselves gifted writers even though tests show their writing skills have decreased compared with students in the ‘60s, when psychologists first started surveying college freshman.
Meanwhile, co-operativeness, understanding others, and spirituality—traits the BBC describes as “less individualistic”—saw little change or a decrease over time.
The amount of time students dedicate to studying has also fallen over time, yet students’ drive to succeed has seen a dramatic increase.
Read more about the study—including some disturbing data on the rise of narcissism—at the BBC
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