Studies are now showing what many of you may have suspected: We are living in an increasingly narcissistic society. “Lisa Firestone – PA”. Are we in the middle of a narcissism epidemic and, if so, who or what is to blame? “Lynn Malcolm” Social media is providing a platform for exposure to those who want attention and reassurance towards their body image, ? Approximately 83% of teens have signed up to a social media site and have used it. Social networks like Mainstream, Backbone and Tumbler not only breed narcissistic tendencies but transform relations into a sexual rat race.NP? The popularity of girls is greatly contested over one big reasoning’s ; how sexy can do have to appear to get everyone’s attention? The things girls will do to get picture that produces an epidemic amount number of “likes” is outrageous, with no creativity at all [P] a simple hip, boob and kiss is strong enough to endorse a large amount of likes.
These teens are showing how much they love themselves in the hope that you’ll hit that “like” button to reinforce their claim. Not only that, it’s a passive competition for in which whom ever gets the most likes is “popular”.This can cause “Backbone Depression” in teens. Parents and relatives fear that Social media is making their children do self- harm because they aren’t “perfect” like other people they see on Social Media. The Parents are definitely on track, Social media can contribute to this kind of activity also known as “Backbone Depression”.
Backbone depression according to the PAP report, may result if young users see status updates, wall posts, and photos that make them feel unpopular. This also happens when these people see other peoples’ lifestyles on Backbone and compare it to their own.Social media sites may have greater psychosocial impact on kids with low self-esteem or who are already otherwise troubled. Perhaps the most comprehensive study to date found that Backbone overuse among teens was significantly correlated with narcissism. Narcissist people with an inflated self-concept and a strong sense of uniqueness and superiority strive for attention and affirmation on Social Media. A 2014 study published in Computers in Human Behavior found that narcissists posted more often about themselves in effort to attract likes and comments that fuel heir beliefs about self-importance.Other studies have found that narcissistic people love to post selfless and they share the ones where they think they look most attractive in the hopes of gaining admiration.
As if adolescence weren’t painful enough, the pressure to be “camera-ready” may be adding to teens’ body dissatisfaction and leading to set destructive behavior. Teens turn to social media in adolescence, self-consciousness and the need for peer-validation because it acts as a kind of “super peer,” providing a quick route to satisfying both concerns .According to a study by he Keep it Real Campaign, 80 percent of 10 year old American girls have been on a diet. Examples of negative teen body image are all over the Web.
In youth videos, kids ask an internet audience to tell them they re pretty or ugly, they rate each other on Mainstream and compete for “Followers”, they edit their selfless and drink in advice about how to improve their online image. Where is your conclusion? Quotes: “l think of narcissism as an adaptive thing that teenagers use to work on self- image and identity,” University of Notre Dame psychologist Daniel Lapse told Youth Radio.