Facebook Fosters Narcissism, Says York Study
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Facebook Fosters Narcissism, Says York Study

Though it may come as no surprise to anybody who uses Facebook, a recent York University study has established a correlation between narcissistic personality traits in young adults and Facebook usage. The study found that more narcissistic participants tended to have Facebook profiles with self-promotional “About Me” sections and photos that showcased their physical attributes. According to the study, which defined narcissism as “a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and an exaggerated sense of self-importance,” Facebook provides narcissists with “a gateway for hundreds of shallow relationships (i.e., virtual friends) and emotionally detached communication (i.e., wall posts, comments).” Provided you’re not too busy grooming your profile, you can read the full study here. [via CNN]

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