Thursday, September 9, 2010

facebook user = narcissist? moi??

Neat! They wrote an article about me! (via)

A study from York University in Canada (yeah, but what do they know about narcissists, eh?) measured facebook users' levels of narcissism, defined as ‘a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and an exaggerated sense of self-importance.’

Shocking results follow:
Those who spent more time updating their profile on the social networking site were more likely to be narcissists, said researchers.

Facebook provides an ideal setting for narcissists to monitor their appearance and how many ‘friends’ they have, the study said, as it allows them to thrive on ‘shallow’ relationships while avoiding genuine warmth and empathy.

'Avoiding Genuine Warmth and Empathy?!?!'

Those fuckers stole the title of the third volume of my autobiography!

That was going to follow 'Volume 2: Attention-Seeking Behavior' and precede 'Volume 4: Bi-Polar Disorder and Alcoholism as Expressed Through the Theatre.'

Of course, for subjects the researchers chose people aged 18-25, a known hotbed of narcissism--especially these kids today. Don't make me yell at anyone to get off my lawn, because I will.

Perhaps the saddest finding was that the study:

...also suggested that those with low self-esteem also checked their Facebook pages more regularly than normal.
Proving once again that Trey Parker and Matt Stone are actually from the future.

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