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Social media photo overkill may boost narcissism

December 3, 2018

The findings, which appear in The Open Psychology Journal, show that participants who posted large numbers of photos and selfies on social media developed a 25 percent rise in narcissistic traits over the 4-month study period.

This uptick in traits pushed some participants past the diagnostic cutoff for narcissistic personality disorder.

Social media allows us to share major life events and daily musings alike with friends, family, and colleagues. It makes connecting with people around the world easy, and people who use platforms strategically can develop online followings.

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