Sharing the (Self) Love: The Rise of the Selfie and Digital Narcissism

Source: Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, The Guardian 13th March, 2014

Social media and the internet are making us more narcissistic, but can this trend be reversed?

What do Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, and Justin Bieber have in common? Grandiose exhibitionism inflated self-views, superficial personalities and shameless self-promotion. In that sense, they are just like millions of their Facebook and Twitter fans around the world, except successful.

Welcome to the age of digital narcissism, a world of endless ostentation opportunities and unlimited bragging possibilities. Showing-off has never been easier and, ironically, more celebrated…

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