Social media photo overkill may boost narcissism

January 2, 2019

Excerpt from article posted on Medical News Today December 3rd, 2018 by Monica Beyer

“A recent study reveals that an increase in narcissistic traits may be an unwanted result of sharing images, including selfies, “excessively” on social media.

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.

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