Twitter lovers are more ‘Self Lovers’ than Facebook users

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NEW YORK – You will like to know that people who regularly tweet are more narcissistic than those who use Facebook, according to a new study.

The researchers found that narcissism was more closely linked with prolific tweeting than with updating Facebook,

High Point University, U.S., study found conversations can occur using Twitter, the medium is designed for one-way interactions where users tweet information to their contacts.

Researchers said “These contacts are labelled as ‘followers’ in Twitter rather than the more egalitarian label of ‘friends’ in Facebook”.

“Given that narcissists have an inflated self-view and engage in a variety of strategies aimed at bringing attention to themselves, features unique to Twitter may be more appealing to narcissists than those on sites such as Facebook,” they added.

According the study, narcissists believe themselves to be superior, unique or special and therefore exhibit entitled behaviors and beliefs, such as demanding special treatment.

 

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Saher Afshan

Saher Afshan is a Pakistani Journalist and web producer of PakistanTribe.com. She has a good experience of working in Pakistan's mainstream print and broadcasting media. Saher writes on current, social and Islamabad's affair for both PakistanTribe English and Urdu.

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