Study: College freshmen feel more entitled than ever

They also think they’re gifted writers.

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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.

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