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Social media and internet addiction rate is estimated at approximately 1/3 of college aged users. What happens when we base who were are on likes, hearts, views, and other social media and internet rewards? Research shows that we become more unhappy and disillusioned with who we are and the world around us, but we also become addicted. In this video were going to talk about Social media and internet addiction and how it relates to personality.
Research findings supported the notion of addictive social media use related to a need to feed the ego (i.e., narcissistic personality traits) and it inhibits a negative self-concept (i.e., basic cognition) and increase a sense of positive mood state.
Results also show that females are at a higher likelihood to develop more addictive use of activities involving social interaction than males. A strong predictor component of social media and internet addiction is Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO). This could also qualify as fear of missing that text or DM response. Y
Narcissism was positively related to addictive use of social media. It is believed that Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and other social media applications may serve as ideal social avenues for individuals who desire and are attracted to engaging in ego-enhancing activities. It has been speculated that individuals with elevated narcissistic traits use social media excessively because these online platforms may fulfill a need for affiliation and confirms the sense of an idealized self. This is in line with studies showing that narcissism is positively related to profile updates regarding accomplishments, diet, and exercise.
What about folks with BPD traits? Research illustrates that those with BPD traits are at a higher likelihood to have unstable interpersonal relationships with others, negative emotions and unstable personality, those with depressive, anxiety and dissociative symptoms, which may be related with emotional abuse, may ﬁnd it easier to interact online with others in which anonymity can be maintained rather than engage in contact in the real world. Additionally, this ﬁnding may be that individuals with negative emotions, such as anxiety or depression, may use dissociation and/or the Internet to relieve these emotions both internally and externally.
I also provide tips for managing social media and internet use and addiction.
Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in Texas, international speaker, and award winning author. He has been specializing in the treatment and assessment of individuals with personality disorders for over 15 years in the state and federal prison system, universities, and in private practice. His specialty areas include personality disorders, ethics, burnout prevention, and emotional intelligence.
He has published several articles in these areas and is the author of:
The Borderline Personality Disorder Workbook: An Integrative Program to Understand and Manage Your BPD. Available at: https://goo.gl/LQEgy1
Antisocial, Borderline, Narcissistic and Histrionic Workbook: Treatment Strategies for Cluster B Personality Disorders (IPBA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award Winner): https://goo.gl/BLRkFy
Narcissistic Personality Disorder Toolbox: 55 Practical Treatment Techniques for Clients, Their Parents & Their Children: https://goo.gl/sZYhym
The Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders: https://goo.gl/ZAVe9v
Dr. Fox’s website: http://www.drdfox.com/
Amazon Author’s Page: amazon.com/author/drfox
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