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Do You Think You're Better Than Me, or Something‪?‬ Impolite Society: Tackling the Taboo, One Rude Question at a Time

    • Social Sciences

Nothing quite gets under our skin like when we feel like someone thinks they’re better than us. But yet, the odds are that you think you’re better than the average person.

Today we’re talking superiority. We’ll explore how humans evolved to rank each other and dig into the theories on why we tend to put ourselves higher in those rankings. We’ll also look at what happens when that feeling of superiority goes too far.

All to answer to our rude question: Do you think you’re better than me, or something?

That’s what’s coming your way today, on Impolite Society.

Email us your impolite questions at rude@impolitesocietypodcast.com and visit our website for info about the show and your hosts Laura and Rachel.

SOURCES:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201703/why-some-people-think-theyre-superior
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_rank_theory 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5494206/#R89
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5494206/#R6 
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2012.00123/full
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/230726570_The_better-than-average_effect
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6029792/
https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1997-43182-001
https://www.livescience.com/26914-why-we-are-all-above-average.html
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/narcissistic-personality-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20366662
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/03/a-hidden-problem-at-the-heart-of-psychopathy/555335/
https://www.verywellmind.com/the-difference-between-a-narcissist-and-a-sociopath-5181518 
https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-a-sociopath-380184 
https://cultureplusconsulting.com/2015/06/04/ethnocentrism/ 

Nothing quite gets under our skin like when we feel like someone thinks they’re better than us. But yet, the odds are that you think you’re better than the average person.

Today we’re talking superiority. We’ll explore how humans evolved to rank each other and dig into the theories on why we tend to put ourselves higher in those rankings. We’ll also look at what happens when that feeling of superiority goes too far.

All to answer to our rude question: Do you think you’re better than me, or something?

That’s what’s coming your way today, on Impolite Society.

Email us your impolite questions at rude@impolitesocietypodcast.com and visit our website for info about the show and your hosts Laura and Rachel.

SOURCES:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201703/why-some-people-think-theyre-superior
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_rank_theory 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5494206/#R89
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5494206/#R6 
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2012.00123/full
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/230726570_The_better-than-average_effect
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6029792/
https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1997-43182-001
https://www.livescience.com/26914-why-we-are-all-above-average.html
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/narcissistic-personality-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20366662
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/03/a-hidden-problem-at-the-heart-of-psychopathy/555335/
https://www.verywellmind.com/the-difference-between-a-narcissist-and-a-sociopath-5181518 
https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-a-sociopath-380184 
https://cultureplusconsulting.com/2015/06/04/ethnocentrism/ 

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