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Are you a social media psychopath?

 

Social media: We love it, but according to recent research, it is actually turning us into psychopaths – with an increase in cyberbullying and over half turning to social media rather than talking to humans IRL.

This comes, Who is Hosting This, points out, as “Internet Addiction Disorder”, added as an appendix in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM-V).

The below information takes a look at some of the key characters traits of a psychopath – and how social media users are starting to become more aligned:

1) Untruthfulness & insincerity

We’ve all exaggerated the truth on social media. Are we becoming digital liars?

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2) Disconnection

Social media looks like it’s making us anti social. Can you sit through dinner without tweeting? It’s a tick we’re all starting to develop, according to this data:

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3) Pathological egocentricity

THERE ARE 90 MILLION SELFIES ON INSTAGRAM.

 

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4) Poor behavioural controls

Social media is a digital platform for bullying, which many have began to utilise.

 

 

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SOURCE :  http://www.dotrising.com/2014/05/27/looking-at-our-psychopathic-social-media-habits/

http://www.dotrising.com/author/leighann/

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