Your Facebook Posts Say a Lot About Your Personality: Brunel University

by Lakshmi Darshini on  September 18, 2015 at 12:08 PM Research News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

The posts that you update on Facebook may say a lot about you or so, according to a new study from London's Brunel University.
Your Facebook Posts Say a Lot About Your Personality: Brunel University
Your Facebook Posts Say a Lot About Your Personality: Brunel University

The study said that those who posted regularly about their relationship on Facebook were insecure and needed attention and approval to distract from their insecurities. On the other hand, those who posted about their healthy lifestyle or gym sessions were egotistical and wanted likes and comments to reinforce their sense of self.

"It is important to understand why people write about certain topics on Facebook because their updates may be differentially rewarded with likes and comments," Tara Marshall, psychology lecturer at Brunel was quoted as saying.

"People who receive more likes and comments tend to experience the benefits of social inclusion, whereas those who receive none feel ostracized," Marshall explained.

However, although narcissists' bragging seems to pays off because they receive more likes and comments to their status updates, Marshall suggested that it could be that their Facebook friends politely offer support while secretly disliking such egotistical displays.

Greater awareness of how one's status updates might be perceived by friends could help people to avoid topics that annoy more than they entertain, the study concluded.

Source: IANS

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Edible Flowers for Health 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive