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In the article A New Improved Me Now Appearing Everywhere the author Erica Goode reports that people tend to think of themselves as better when compared to others including their past selves Researchers believe people think this because it makes people feel good about themselves Much evidence points in this direction because extensive research has been done on this psychological topic I feel that over the years I have become a better person but this article made me think twice about that I now see a resemblance between the way I see myself and the subjects of the studies Naturally people mature over time But in order to do so one must have a positive self-image This image however leads one to think that he is more socially skilled more tolerant more polite and less boring than they had been in the past It makes this person assume he is better than the person of the past For example when I was in sixth grade I threw a fit every time I did not win in any game I was always competitive so obviously I did not take losing very well I thought I had grown out of this foolishness years ago until recently I heard Calm down Mark Its just a game The subjects of the research like myself assumed we became better people but in fact remained the same Why did we assume this This is simply because it makes us feel better about ourselves Ironically I feel badly about myself now because I see there has been no significant change This proves as even more evidence for the researchers work to be true In another study the subjects were asked to rate themselves on 10 attributes using a scale from 0 to 10 Two months later they were asked to rate themselves again and also to remember what they were like two months before and to make similar ratings In
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