Narcissists post and care

Korean researchers studied how narcissism relates to a person’s selfie-posting behavior on Social Networking Sites such as Facebook and interest in the comments they receive back.

The authors describe the link between degree of narcissism and self-promotion through selfies in the article “Hide-and-Seek: Narcissism and ‘Selfie’-Related Behavior” published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.

Jung-Ah Lee and Yongjun Sung, PhD, Korea University (Seoul, South Korea), found that individuals with a higher degree of narcissism have a more favorable attitude toward the act of posting selfies. Their involvement in the comments received to their own selfies and their interest in other people’s selfies did not, however mean that they were more likely to provide feedback.

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