It is really hard to find a person who doesn’t have a Facebook account these days. People use Facebook not just to chat but to post their views, ideas and daily events. It has become something like a journal that can be shared with everyone. However, among many friends on Facebook, we all have that one friend who posts almost everything about his life on Facebook.
We see many posts from this particular friend telling what he did that day, what he/she ate, where did he/she goes or with whom they hang out throughout the day. We don’t see anything special there and we just go on commenting and liking. But recent research found out that people who post on Facebook almost everything about their life have psychological problems.
Research conducted at Brunel University, London says that those who constantly push their gym routines, workouts and accomplishments on social media are plainly narcissistic. Those who put constant updates on their relationships are actually suffering from low self-esteem.
The ones who post everything seeking ‘likes’ and ‘comments’ only need attention.
“Although our results suggest that narcissists bragging pay off because they receive more likes and comments to their status updates, it could be that their Facebook friends politely offer support while secretly disliking such egotistical displays.” – Dr, Tara Marshall.