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warpig
09-10-2010, 07:59 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1310230/Facebook-users-narcissistic-insecure-low-self-esteem.html


Using Facebook is the online equivalent of staring at yourself in the mirror, according to a study.
Those who spent more time updating their profile on the social networking site were more likely to be narcissists, said researchers.
Facebook provides an ideal setting for narcissists to monitor their appearance and how many ‘friends’ they have, the study said, as it allows them to thrive on ‘shallow’ relationships while avoiding genuine warmth and empathy.


They also tend to use the site for promoting themselves to friends or people they would like to meet, the study concluded.
Researcher Soraya Mehdizadeh from York University in Canada asked 100 students, 50 male and 50 female, aged between 18 and 25 about their Facebook habits.
They all took psychology tests to measure their levels of narcissism, which the study defined as ‘a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and an exaggerated sense of self-importance’.

Sonnabend
09-10-2010, 08:32 AM
Researcher Soraya Mehdizadeh

An IRANIAN lecturing us on social interaction? :rolleyes:

FlaGator
09-10-2010, 08:56 AM
An IRANIAN lecturing us on social interaction? :rolleyes:

Never discount the message for the messenger.

Gingersnap
09-10-2010, 09:45 AM
Pretty obviously, if you are checking your Facebook account (email, twitter feed, etc.) numerous time a day when there is no practical reason to do so (work, family emergencies), you have a problem of some kind.

Even as a fallback for boredom, it's a kind of needy choice.

FlaGator
09-10-2010, 09:48 AM
Pretty obviously, if you are checking your Facebook account (email, twitter feed, etc.) numerous time a day when there is no practical reason to do so (work, family emergencies), you have a problem of some kind.

Even as a fallback for boredom, it's a kind of needy choice.

It even sends you email when there is something worth noting happens (someone sends you a message, you get a request of some kind, someone posts something on your wall). There is practically no reason to check things at all and less you want to know how you friends are doing at Farmville or who got whacked on Mafia Wars. :D

djones520
09-10-2010, 11:18 AM
Yeah, broad brush painting again. Some facebook users, sure. Most, probably not. I know I don't fit into that category. Haven't even logged onto it in two days.

Shannon
09-10-2010, 11:47 AM
I know I don't fit into that category

You just keep telling yourself that, buddy.:p

djones520
09-10-2010, 12:16 PM
You just keep telling yourself that, buddy.:p

Don't make me call you fat.

Big Guy
09-10-2010, 07:33 PM
Great, now I have to post this on my Facebook. :D