Will Storr | Avoiding Self-Obsession in the Age of the Selfie

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  • Neoliberalism: freedom! Response to competition from 80s
  • People create fictional narrative of themselves by comparing themselves to others. This is wrong!
  • Decades ago, stars were called stars because they were miles away, unattainable! You’re not meant to compare!
  • Spectrums of traits: introversion, openness to experience, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism. Newcastle personality test