Remember my post a couple months ago about self-esteem? One of the things I wondered about then was why so many people have so little self-esteem while others have so much, even when it doesn't seem particularly warranted. Apparently, too much self-esteem is some sort of national characteristic in the USA. Because News of the Weird reports that "According to a November Washington Post poll (whose results were published in February), 94 percent of Americans said they are 'above average' in honesty, 89 percent 'above average' in common sense, 86 percent 'above average' in intelligence, and 79 percent 'above average' in looks. [Washington Post-AP, 2-5-06] [Washington Post, 2-8-06]"