Profiling Facebook users

The US survey of 292 college students found that narcissistic personality traits were positively correlated with anti-social Facebook behaviours, such as getting angry when people didn’t comment on status updates.

High self-esteem was negatively correlated with anti-social Facebook behaviour.

Study author Christopher Carpenter, PhD, from Western Illinois University, said it was important to discover the kinds of people likely to engage in negative communication on Facebook. 

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