Analysis – Are you Addicted to facebook?

Either a narcissist or an incessant attention seeker. if you are one of those people who spend insanely long hours on Facebook and ridiculously mundane status updates every ten minutes, then you just might display the same narcissistic tendencies in real life also.

Researchers at York University examined the connection between Facebook activity and real-world personality traits in a study called “Self-Presentation 2.0: Narcissism and Self-Esteem on Facebook.”

Lower self esteem and higher levels of narcissism are the reasons responsible for the huge amount of time people tend to spend wiling around on Facebook.  Such people are usually the ones who continuously post updates and pictures of themselves and keep everyone updated about everything they do. The new research suggests that online profiles can also feed narcissistic tendencies and highlights a disconnect between one’s real-world personality and curated online identity.

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