How to Understand the Science of Entitlement


If you constantly believe that life owes you something or often feel disappointed because you didn’t get what you deserve, you may be suffering from an entitled attitude.

Whether personally or professionally, there are some that believe they have an inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment — also known as an entitlement mentality. But what leads some to this deluded self-belief and inflated sense of importance? And how can self entitlement affect our lives?

The Entitlement Mentality

Defined as the belief one has a right to something, previous research has linked an entitlement attitude to a constant feeling of disappointment, and even depression.

Now, a Harvard-led study dives deeper into the science behind self-entitlement and reveals those with an entitled attitude may even be more defiant, especially when they think they’re being treated unfairly.

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