Facebook finds fans among the narcissistic and self-loathing: study

by Liam Britten

A York University undergraduate research project suggests that the biggest Facebook addicts are narcissists and those with low self-esteem.

Soraya Mehdizadeh’s study, published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, followed 100 Facebook users aged 18­–25 and found that those who spent the most time on the website tended to be narcissists or those who did not hold a high opinion about themselves.

The study also noted differences between men and women: whereas women would self-promote with a profile picture mulled over carefully, men tended to create elaborate profiles in writing.

If only there was a Facebook app to find love in reflections.

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Liam Britten

Liam Britten

Liam Britten is a writer and editor with a journalism background operating out of Vancouver. In addition to his work at Techvibes, he has been published in student publications across Canada, as well as local newspapers such as The MapleRidge-Pitt Meadows TIMES and The Langley Advance. An aficionado for the finer things in life — such as video games and sports — Liam is plugged into the tech... more

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