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. 

Pers Indiv Differ 2012; 52: 482-486

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