Well, hell, I could have told you that!
MSNBC reports that today's college students are impossibly narcissistic. Well, shee-it, we who have encountered them from this side of the podium know it only too well.
To quote: [Writer] Twenge, the author of Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled — and More Miserable Than Ever Before, said narcissists tend to lack empathy, react aggressively to criticism and favor self-promotion over helping others.
The researchers traced the phenomenon back to what they called the "self-esteem movement" that emerged in the 1980s, asserting that the effort to build self-confidence had gone too far.
Conclusion: You're NOT that special, so stop acting like you are.