No!: Heavy Facebook Users Are 'Insecure, Narcissistic And Have Low Self-Esteem'
According to a recent study, heavy Facebook users are "insecure, narcissistic and have low self-esteem". Except me. My Facebook's open almost all day and I'm very secure, handsome as shit and have almost zero self-esteem.
Researcher Soraya Mehdizadeh from York University in Canada asked 100 students, 50 male and 50 female, aged between 18 and 25 about their Facebook habits.
They all took psychology tests to measure their levels of narcissism, which the study defined as 'a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and an exaggerated sense of self-importance'.
Those who scored higher on the narcissism test checked their Facebook pages more often each day than those who did not.
This may not be altogether surprising as it is widely thought, however contradictory it may appear, that narcissism is linked to a deep-rooted lack of self-esteem.
Miss Mehdizadeh admitted that not everyone would appreciate her findings.
She said: 'I think people get sort of defensive about it - like, "I don't use my Facebook for that reason" - because it's a label that you don't want to be slapped with.'
Listen lady, I don't care what kind of label you're slapping me with just as long as you're paying attention to me. That said, everybody join the Facebook Geekologie Page right this instant. Validation: I need it. For real though -- I'm really not paying to park here.
Thanks to Ryan, who agrees any study with a 100-person sample has got to be legit.