Adolescent Egocentrism - RonaldMah

Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist,
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Adolescent Egocentrism


FINDING FAULT WITH AUTHORITY FIGURES
realization that adults fall short of the ideal world they can now imagine, and needing to say so.  RECOMMENDED: not take criticism personally, acknowledge truth.

ARGUMENTATIVENESS
new ability to see nuances in any any issue and argue it.  RECOMMENDED: encourage and take part in principles, while avoiding discussing personality.

SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS
imaginary audience extreme self-consciousness in dealing with identity struggle of age; have trouble distinguishing what is interesting to themselves (themself!) and what is to others.  RECOMMENDED: reality check & support self-esteem.

SELF-CENTEREDNESS
personal fable, the conviction that we are special, our experience unique, and we're not subject to the same rules; immortality;  RECOMMENDED: support specialness while noting that individual is still subject to same rules.

INDECISIVENESS
suddenly aware of so many choices; perceived finality of decisions.  RECOMMENDED: remind that they have choice after making choice & of resiliency & power.

APPARENT HYPOCRISY
ideal and action not seen as different:  RECOMMENDED: link ideal and action.
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