I read a few very INTERESTING articles about how our Facebook page says a lot about our personality. One of the articles stated that studies showed that those who have a lot of Facebook friends actually tend to have low self-esteem. The article further stated that a 2012 study published in Computers in Human Behavior found that people with low self-esteem who worried about their public perception had the most Facebook friends. The researchers concluded that self-conscious people compensate for low self-esteem by trying to appear popular on Facebook. This information is furnished from psyhotherapist Amy Morin.
I found the above thought to be very interesting as I have always felt that our social media can reveal a lot about us.....perhaps in more ways than we would actually want it to! There were other interesting points that were made in this article however, this one resonated with me. I will be the first to admit that I am by no means POPULAR on any of my social media!! I have less than 250 "friends" and am ok with that! I prefer for my social media to mirror my AUTHENTIC life as much as possible!
Lately, I have been seeing more and more Facebook posts about how those of us who constantly post about our significant others more than likely have a relationship or marriage that is not the healthiest or strongest. I have observed that the natural human side for some of us is to want to portray that our lives, relationships, parenting experiences, single lives, married lives, and careers are WAY BETTER than they actually are; out of our own need to have achieved a certain level of perfection that does not even exist!!!!!
As I always say, it is harder for a lot of us to LIVE IN OUR TRUTH. I encourage us all to pay more attention to what our social media really says about us so that we can work on those aspects of our lives if necessary!
Cyber land is not the real world!!
What are your thoughts? What do you think your Facebook page reveals about you?