Skip to comments.Facebook's 'dark side': study finds link to socially aggressive narcissism
Posted on 03/21/2012 6:25:57 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
Researchers have established a direct link between the number of friends you have on Facebook and the degree to which you are a "socially disruptive" narcissist, confirming the conclusions of many social media sceptics.
People who score highly on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory questionnaire had more friends on Facebook, tagged themselves more often and updated their newsfeeds more regularly.
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In other news, people on Free Republic don’t give a damn what facebook has to say.
Well duh. The internet is the attention whore’s best friend.
I have 13,847,324 friends. Is that bad?
FB appears to be predominated by codependent narcissists (”I made meatballs for supper—yummy”) and voyeurs who seek TMI about their “friends”.
Hey, quit copying my status updates.
Not to mention that some of these status updates are a treasure trove for burglars, stalkers, and worse.
Same here. My issue with Facebook, is that its filled with narcisstic tripe and blather.
(Waaaaah) My day sucks (read: please give me a pity party)
(Waaaaah) My job sucks (read: I'm a lazy slug who got talked harshly to by my boss, and I haven't grown up enough to deal with it like an adult)
(Waaaaah) My job sucks (read: I'm a lazy slug Obama voter, that hates working for a living and am pissed that my Obamabucks haven't arrived yet)
YAAAAAAY!!!!! My daughter, Moon Unit just one the preliminary basket weaving competition in her Girl Scout troop. Next week she faces 3 more girls. If she wins that, she might qualify for district, then regionals, then area, then state semifinals, then state, then national regional, then national semi finals.
I wonder if basket weaving is an Olympic event? I'm sure my Moon Unit is good enough. (Read: I'm not now, or ever was good enough to accomplish anything, so I'm living vicariously through my children, that their successes will reflect on me. Please congratulate Me eerr...Moon Unit, on the great job I eerr...SHE did)
Most of this stuff would be fine within a conversation with a friend or a few friends. Instead, its posted for everybody (or at least 627 friends we have...most who are just people we "know" through sombody else) At this point, its not about communicating with FRIENDS, its about shouting to the world "look at me" and wanting the world to shout back "we see you", all under the guise of "friends".
Speaking of "friends", all these friend requests that people get, from people they barely know (or don't know), I think most of these are just to RACK UP the friend count.
"Hey look at ALL the FRIENDS I have."
"I must be popular."
"People must love me."
"Are you impressed with all the friends I have?"..."Don't you want to be my friend to?"
(read: Then your friends can become my friends, and my friends your friends...and then we'll be SuperCool...Yaaaay, Us"
How many of them would send you a buck?
Ugh! I have a niece who posts exactly that kind of stuff. Every little scrap of piffle that occurs during her mundane day gets posted. I’m almost expecting her to wax rhapsodically about her latest bowel movement.
Much better % than mine.
If you ever get confused about how many friends you have, post that you are stuck in the rain with a flat tire outside of town. The two people that show up to help are your friends. The other 13,847,322 are not.
I do charge 25% interest, compounded daily.
Ode to my bowel!
An epic poem!
I have actually seen someone take a picture of their lunch with their phone in order to post the picture on FaceBook.
That is true, and I know who they are. Seriously about 95% of the crap people post is so stupid. Every time I log on, I wonder why I just logged on.(maybe to procrastinate schoolwork)
Didn’t I see you post that on FB yesterday?
I might actually write it someday. lol. Sounds like it might be a good one.
I only did that once! Cuz there was a story to go with it.
That's All I have too say!
Facebook is a symptom of a culture gone mad with being famous ang getting into each others business, even MY friends wonder why I don't post "Just got done eating my cereal, U eva wonda how they get the flakes into those shapes!?!? LOL!"
I just don't get it.
I once had a friend post that I obviously wasn’t addicted to Facebook. I found his comment 4 months later. Actually a compliment.
“Ode to my bowel!
An epic poem!”
Will it have a bold
a satisfying ending?
I do have a Twitter account but I never use it.
and lots of huffing and puffing before the splash!
The baby boomer tag line: “Hey man - let’s talk about ME!”
Anybody here remember when C.B. radio was the hot thing to have. It devolved into mindless drivel.
The “Facebook” of its day.
That’s a big 10-4, good buddy.
Also, my beloved grandson is currently in Basic Military Training at Lackland AFB. The Air Force has a FB page where they keep families informed as to visiting procedures for graduation, and they post pictures of the training Flights so you can see your Airman. So much more info than when my daughter was in BMT at Lackland.
Lord, save us from “social scientists” and their mountains of horse manure.