Researching narcissism in our modern culture, I stumbled across an article from Medical News Today entitled, “Social Media Photo Overkill May Boost Narcissism.” The article states:
A recent study reveals that an increase in narcissistic traits may be an unwanted result of sharing images, including selfies, "excessively" on social media.
The findings, which appear in The Open Psychology Journal, show that participants who posted large numbers of photos and selfies on social media developed a 25 percent rise in narcissistic traits over the 4-month study period.
This uptick in traits pushed some participants past the diagnostic cutoff for narcissistic personality disorder.
Consider it for a moment as you scroll your social media feeds today.
*Photo taken with the Fujifilm X100S.