Study Shows Link Between Facebook Use And Narcissism

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A new study suggests that the more facebook friends you have the more narcissistic you may be. Western Illinois University researchers found a link between the amount of facebook friends and “socially disruptive” narcissistic tendencies.

Facebook users that self-promote themselves like tagging themselves in photos and constantly updating their status  show signs of two narcissistic behaviors. Grandiose exhibition, or people who love to be the center of attention. And entitlement/explotiveness, which indicates how far people will go to get the respect and attention they think they deserve.

A study from York University in 2010 highlighted the differences between how men and women used Facebook to self promote.  Men tended to promote themselves in the “About Me” description.  Women used pictures that “include[d] revealing, flashy and adorned photos of their physical appearance.”