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Lots of Facebook Friends? Study Suggests You're a Self-Absorbed Douche

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Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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Are you "excessively preoccupied with issues of personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity"?

Welcome to Los Angeles, fellow narcissist! You're one of us. But seriously, a study unleashed today says that having lots of Facebook friends is a strong signal of your narcissism. You better cut someone off, fast, and it better not be your mom.

The research ...

... published in the March issue of Personality and Individual Differences, found that folks with lots of friends, frequent updates and plenty of self-tagged photos tend to display narcissistic traits.

Some of the most narcissistic people the research discovered had more than 800 friends.

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The author, 30-year-old Western Illinois University assistant communication professor Christopher Carpenter, looked at 292 Facebook users, mostly college students:

Results showed grandiose exhibitionism correlated with self-promotion ...

Facebook, the study says, "offers a gateway for hundreds of shallow relationships and emotionally detached communication."

Gosh. Just like L.A.

Read more here.

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