‘Self­ies’ linked to rise in nar­cis­sism by study

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Excessive use of so­cial me­dia – in par­tic­u­lar the post­ing of images and self­ies – has been linked to an in­crease in nar­cis­sism, re­search has found. Study au­thors warned their find­ings could mean up to a fifth of the pop­u­la­tion could be at risk of de­vel­op­ing nar­cis­sis­tic traits as­so­ci­ated with excessive vis­ual so­cial me­dia use. Re­searchers from Swansea Univer­sity and Mi­lan Univer­sity stud­ied the per­son­al­ity changes of 74 in­di­vid­u­als aged 18 to 34 over a four-month pe­riod.

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