Narcissism and Social Networking Web Sites

@article{Buffardi2008NarcissismAS,
  title={Narcissism and Social Networking Web Sites},
  author={Laura E. Buffardi and W. K. Campbell},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={2008},
  volume={34},
  pages={1303 - 1314}
}
The present research examined how narcissism is manifested on a social networking Web site (i.e., Facebook.com). Narcissistic personality self-reports were collected from social networking Web page owners. Then their Web pages were coded for both objective and subjective content features. Finally, strangers viewed the Web pages and rated their impression of the owner on agentic traits, communal traits, and narcissism. Narcissism predicted (a) higher levels of social activity in the online… 

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