I definitely agree with teaching children how to balance feelings of entitlement with respect for others. My live-in boyfriend has feelings of entitlement, and acts as if he deserves more respect than others without giving it out. He feels he is entitled to things he does not deserve or earn. I know he had a tough childhood, and felt very unloved and neglected. This probably contributed to this entitlement and bit of narcissism I see from him every day. How can I help him to have more respect for me and be more considerate of others?
He has low self-esteem yet feels everyone (and the world) owes him something. It's confusing to me to deal with because I don't know how to handle it and solve this ongoing problem. He has been diagnosed as bi-polar with anxiety as well, and is his diagnosis a contributing factor to h s sense of entitlement?