***—NARCISSISM MAKES GOOD TV—***
This is well known within the psychology world.
Reality TV shows, most comedy…….all based upon narcissistic behaviours.
Why? Because good, kind, nice behaviours don’t make good TV ratings.
Bitching, mean-ness, ego, sarcasm, competition, being ‘better than others’, putting people down etc – all what society wants to view.
It is all part of society’s increasing need to normalise and humourize bad behaviour, bullying behaviour, bitchy behaviour, entitled behaviour, narcissism behaviour.
Think ‘Big Bang Theory’, all based upon this ^. Highest rating US TV program.
Everyone’s favourite weekly ‘narcissism fix’.
Think of all the reality TV shows, the drama, the bitching, the ego’s, the backstabbing, the sarcasm – are the part that draws in the viewers. Yes people might like the cooking, or the decorating…..but it’s the bitching and drama, people laugh at, that’s what hooks them.
Isn’t it sad that humanity is drawn to……narcissism.
I see this clearly and it is a factor in the increasing narcissism in society.
‘But it’s just a TV show’ people say. Sorry, but no…..it is a fact of how society – wants and is encouraging narcissism.
**I know many people won’t like hearing this, but you know, it’s the truth. And I have courage and sufficient intelligence both IQ & EQ – to work this out. And enough self honesty and humility – to know that finding Big Bang Theory is funny is not okay (not matter how clever the writing and acting is) – but I am fully aware NOT to encourage and that I wish to change not engage in this, to grow as a person.**