Frequent Twitter and Facebook Users: You Might Be Narcissists

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Listen up, active tweeter and Facebook-poster: you might be a narcissist.

At least, that’s according to a new study from the University of Michigan. It found that frequent social media use could be fueling narcissistic tendencies in social media users of all ages.

Michigan researchers Elliot Panek, Yioryos Nardis and Sara Konrath published their study results online in the journal Computers in Human Behavior. The study analyzed how much the subjects posted to Facebook and Twitter each day, as well as time spent on those sites reading posts and comments. It also surveyed the participants about their social media use and took personality traits into account. The study participants included 486 college undergraduates and 93 adults, whose average age was 35.

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