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- Narcissism and Social Media
- Do Narcissists Enjoy Visiting Social Networking Sites? It Depends on How Adaptive They Are
- Theoretical Perspectives on Narcissism and Social Media: The Big (and Beautiful) Picture
Olivia Remes does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. So what is it, what has led to its increase, and is there anything we can do about it? The term narcissism originated more than 2, years ago, when Ovid wrote the legend of Narcissus.
Narcissism and Social Media
Handbook of Trait Narcissism pp Cite as. Narcissism and social media use are intertwined and possibly causally related phenomena. Empirical research on narcissism and social media has been ongoing for a decade. The main purpose of this chapter is to provide a brief overview of these research findings and review a selection of theoretical models that may be useful for understanding narcissism and social media.
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Do Narcissists Enjoy Visiting Social Networking Sites? It Depends on How Adaptive They Are
Recent times are associated with an unprecedented increase and predicted growth in social media use that can have profound implications for psychosocial behavior. We investigated how a popular social media activity i. While social media use can feed narcissistic traits by allowing self-promotion and attention-seeking, such a use can also decrease our empathy. We examined if empathy is predicted by trait narcissism in the context of attention-seeking motivation for selfie-posting. We studied both grandiose with vulnerable narcissistic traits as they differ in strategic use of social media.
Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have become an important part of the lives of many people worldwide. Around two billion users were active on Facebook at the end of ; million regularly post photos on Instagram and more than million communicate via Twitter. Various studies conducted over the past years have investigated to what extent the use of social media is associated with narcissistic tendencies -- with contradictory results. Some studies supported a positive relationship between the use of Facebook, Twitter and the likes, whereas others confirmed only weak or even negative effects. They were able to show that there is a weak to moderate link between a certain form of narcissism and social media activity. When taking a differentiated look at specific forms of behaviour or at the participants' cultural background, the effect is even pronounced in some cases.
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Theoretical Perspectives on Narcissism and Social Media: The Big (and Beautiful) Picture
Little is known about the temporal directionality of relationships between problematic internet use and personality disorders such as narcissism. Although these two constructs are related at a single time, no existent study has determined whether initial problematic internet use is more strongly associated with subsequent narcissism, or vice versa. So, the aim of the research is to verify if problematic internet use predicts the narcissism or vice versa. Seventy-four university student participants were studied over a four-month period, and completed the Narcissism Personality Inventory, and Problematic Internet Use Questionnaire, at baseline and follow-up. The results demonstrated a relationship between problematic internet use and narcissism at baseline.
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Previous evidence suggests that narcissistic people tend to visit social networking sites SNS frequently, but the emotions accompanying their engagement on such sites has not been a significant subject of study. Therefore, we examined the relationship between narcissism and the affective experience on SNS in two different samples. To do so, we not only examined narcissism as a whole but also distinguished between adaptive and maladaptive narcissism. Results of the two studies consistently showed that: 1 narcissism as a whole was not correlated with the SNS affective experience; 2 maladaptive narcissism was predictive of a worse affective experience on SNS; and 3 partly due to a positive correlation with self-esteem, adaptive narcissism was associated with a better SNS affective experience. In addition, these findings held with SNS activities considered in simultaneity.