Studies have shown that Generation Y uses social media for self-promotion, narcissism, and attention seeking. Here’s the article.
It’s not just the Gen Y crowd. It’s every generation. It’s everybody on social media. Yes, we do use it to reconnect and get information. But social media really taps into our inner narcissism. The thing is – it is almost acceptable on these platforms – because everyone is doing it. Another thing is – we all have an inner narcissist living in our depths. Most of the time, we have enough self-regulatory power to suppress him.
If you just said in your mind “I’m not narcissistic,” then this post is definitely not for you.