Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Observing behaviour: Online narcissists favor Twitter and Facebook... Who knew?



I knew that.

Adults (average age of 35) who exhibit narcissism tend to prefer Facebook, which serves as a mirror. 
"It's about curating your own image, how you are seen, and also checking on how others respond to this image," said Panek. "Middle-aged adults usually have already formed their social selves and they use social media to gain approval from those who are already in their social circles."
Vain college-age students favour the mouthpiece of Twitter to amplify their opinions and views in cyberspace. 
"Young people over valuate the importance of their own opinions," said study researcher Elliot Panek. "Through Twitter, they're trying to broaden their social circles and broadcast their views about a wide range of topics and issues." 
"Among middle-aged adults from the general population, narcissists posted more frequent status updates on Facebook," said the report. 
"It's important to analyze how often social media users actually post updates on sites, along with how much time they spend reading the posts and comments of others," said Panek. - Source

I know!


I understand they are still working 
on the Patheos study.




What? 

 

15 comments:

  1. I totally agree! All my friends need to know about this. I'm going to like this on MyFace and sqweet it on Sqwitter!!

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  2. That is so true - I was thinking this morning that I was such a histrionic narcissist!

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    1. I don't know what kind I am.

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  3. Facebook is creating the next generation of narcissists. Young people posting an unending stream of pictures of themselves so hoards of others can comment on how beautiful they are. It's really rather weird...

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    1. Which is why I don't post pictures of meself.

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    2. You mean you're not one of the hunks that usually make-up your profile photo?

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    3. Haha! None of them are me... I don't want to be caught by facial recognition technology. LOL!

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  4. Whew. Good thing narcissism isn't considered a personality disorder anymore! ;^)



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    1. Yeah, but I still don't think they should be allowed to marry. (JK)

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    2. It's okay Terry, their marriages are usually short lived and don't result in children. If they do, well, that's what nannies are for.

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  5. I came here after Googling my name. Enough about me though. What do *you* think about me? :)

    Seriously: I've never really gotten Twitter. I use dlvr.it to send my blog links there. But I'm never on it.

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    1. But you are not even mentioned. Anyway - you know I like you - and I approve this message.

      I'm not on Twitter, was on FB but dropped it a long time ago. Someone signed me up for LinkedIn but I never update it and though I get invitations to link to others - I forgot my password and don't take the time to get a new one - so evidently those people feel rejected - or not. I get Google+ updates too, but I'm not sure my accepts go through and I never use it as a social network save for the blog. And I can't reveal my true identity because of the witness protection deal.

      I'm still a narcissist though.

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  6. Terry: It was a joke. :)

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