Facebook’s ‘dark side’: study finds link to socially aggressive narcissism

It’s important to discern between Facebook (and similar platforms) as the cause, which isn’t necessarily true, and Facebook as the means by which existing behaviours and traits are substantiated. I’m sure everybody knows at least a few people which fit into this category – humblebrags abound.

“GE includes ”self-absorption, vanity, superiority, and exhibitionistic tendencies” and people who score high on this aspect of narcissism need to be constantly at the centre of attention. They often say shocking things and inappropriately self-disclose because they cannot stand to be ignored or waste a chance of self-promotion.”

Facebook’s ‘dark side’: study finds link to socially aggressive narcissism

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