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    Entitlement

    I have noticed an unearned sense of entitlement from some of those I associate with and part of society as a whole. What gives these people a right to push their agenda on you? Who made them masters? I have stood my ground countless times but I am tired now and try to let the bullets just bounce off me. It's apparent that I can't dodge all the bullets.

    Part of it is the times we live in. Part of it is what leadership and status have been granted and sets an example for others to follow. Whatever the case I hope good conscience rules the day.
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    Re: Entitlement

    What do you mean by "entitlement", @desiderata?

    Can you give a couple of examples?

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    I use the word entitlement similar to "Having the right." My youngest son has used it a few times about his workplace and it's just stuck.
    It may be out of context. I haven't looked it up. Sorry if misunderstood.
    For example: Joe feels he is entitled or has the right to push his way around other people. The CEO of BigBank believes he is entitled to break the law and get away with it.
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    Re: Entitlement

    I think some people have always been that way. Narcissists for example (pretty much everything Trump does).

    I don't know if it's getting worse or not. I know that some have accused millennials of being entitled but I think there are also many examples that would suggest that's not generally true, or at least that there are many exceptions to that generalization.

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    One theory is that in the "good old days" the business environment was more stable. Therefore there was no desire for narcissistic leadership:

    Historically, narcissists in large corporations have been confined to sales positions, where they use their persuasiveness and imagination to best effect. In settled times, the problematic side of the narcissistic personality usually conspires to keep narcissists in their place, and they can typically rise to top management positions only by starting their own companies or by leaving to lead upstarts.

    Narcissistic Leaders:The Incredible Pros, the Inevitable Cons

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    Yes, without trying to get political I know the U.S. president has enabled millions to act in ways that are shameful.
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    Re: Entitlement

    On the positive side, narcissism awareness has never been higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel View Post
    On the positive side, narcissism awareness has never been higher.
    Good point. And we all get to see it in action daily if we can stomach seeing Trump's face any more or watching him in action.

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    Re: Entitlement

    Nancy Pelosi teaches us how to perfectly own narcissists like Donald Trump, therapist says | Salon.com

    “Leave emotions out as much as possible,” she concludes.

    She also emphasizes setting clear boundaries and sticking to them...

    “When working with a gaslighter/narcissist, take control of the situation by giving him a “forced choice” – option A or option B. The gaslighter/narcissist will usually come up with their own option that suits them, but is to the detriment of everyone else. Repeat option A or B again. Repeat them again if the gaslighter tries to obfuscate. (This is called the “broken record” technique.) These are the options. Period. There is no wiggle room.”

    Sarkis brings up a few other strategies, such as keeping communications brief...

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    Awareness is one thing, action is another.
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