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Erik Johnson is special, not self-centered

Updated: March 6, 2007, 1:09 AM ET
By John Buccigross | ESPN.com

San Diego State University professor Jean Twenge recently told David Crary of The Associated Press, "We need to stop endlessly repeating, 'You're special,' and having children repeat that back. Kids are self-centered enough already."

Twenge and her four psychologist linemates examined the responses of 16,475 college students nationwide, students who completed an evaluation called the Narcissistic Personality Inventory between 1982 and 2006.

The brain doctors surmised ...

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