Some update on their success in losing those pounds, whereas others update on their romantic and seemingly perfect love life. Others frequently post pictures of their loved ones and all of us definitely knows someone that uses social media as a platform to air his or her opinions. What is worth noting is that, our posts actually reveal a lot about our personality.
According to a new study, people who post about their accomplishments, exercise and diets are more likely to be narcissists. Showing off our accomplishments tend to invite more attention from our friends as we may receive more likes and comments, albeit it could just be politeness that our friends offer support for our posts while secretly mocking or disliking such egotistical displays.
Also, for people who frequently post updates about romantic life are more likely to have lower self-esteem. For people who tend to write more about their children, they are also found to be more meticulous.
Extroverts are more likely to frequently update their daily activities, using social media as a medium to connect and communicate with their peers. People who are high in openness are also more likely to update about intellectual topics to share information. Moreover, people who receive more “likes” and “comments” are able to enjoy the benefits of being socially included by their peers whereas those who receive none may feel isolated or even ostracised.
Even though it may be a little surprising that what we choose to share can reveal our personality, this research is one that is interesting for us to examine and understand why different people choose to post different things.
Category(s):Mental Health in Asia
Source material from Psyblog