Facebook Knows You: An Analysis of Facebook, Social Anxiety, and Narcissism in Young Adults
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Participants were recruited via Facebook and administered a brief survey exploring Facebook use, social anxiety, and narcissism. Several significant relationships were found including results supporting prior research on social anxiety, friend selection and activity of use; as well as with narcissism and self-promotion. Overall, an individual's persona on Facebook is related to their real life persona. In addition, those with socially anxious and narcissistic qualities also reflect those qualities online. Recommendations and ideas for future research and practice are discussed.