Personal Fable In Adolescent Egocentrism

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Personal fable is the second concept in adolescent egocentrism, that is teenagers have an inner belief that they are invulnerable, unique, and special so that they can take risks such as unprotected sex, alcohol and drug abuse (Irwin et al., 1991). Specifically, teenager excessively discriminate their own feelings and thoughts from others and assume that their experiences are very distinctive than others’ experiences. Expressively, the teenager who is unsuccessful in comprehending the experiences and feeling they come across are also familiar to other people. Lapsley et al. (1989) pointed out that personal fable promotes the progress of identity during adolescence. Many researchers have examined the contribution of the adolescent egocentrism
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