Constantly changing your Facebook status denotes low self-esteem and narcissism, according to a study


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According to new research, people who constantly update their sentimental situation in Facebook tend to have low self-esteem and those who constantly share information about diets, exercises and selfies to show their achievements in the gym, they are narcissistic.

A group of psychologists at Brunel University conducted an online survey among 555 users of the social network to examine the personal traits and motivations that influenced the choice of subjects they wrote about in their states.



The study yielded interesting results, such as the fact that people with low self-esteem often publish updates on their sentimental status, and that narcissists update on their achievements, motivated by a need for validation and attention from the virtual community; In addition, this type of publications received more comments and I like it.

Another conclusion that researchers came up with was that often scrupulousness was associated with status updates about children.

It's a surprise that Facebook updates reflect people's personality traits. However, it is important to understand why people write about certain topics on Facebook and what makes them rewarded with likes and comments. People who receive more likes and comments tend to experience the benefits of social inclusion, while those who do not feel totally ostracized



Tara Marshall.

These results also suggest that a greater understanding of how state updates can be perceived by friends, which could help avoid topics that bother rather than entertain.

The psychology of narcissism - W. Keith Campbell (January 2020)


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