Facebook finds fans among the narcissistic and self-loathing: study

A York University undergraduate research project suggests that the biggest Facebook addicts are narcissists and those with low self-esteem.

Soraya Mehdizadeh’s study, published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, followed 100 Facebook users aged 18­–25 and found that those who spent the most time on the website tended to be narcissists or those who did not hold a high opinion about themselves.

The study also noted differences between men and women: whereas women would self-promote with a profile picture mulled over carefully, men tended to create elaborate profiles in writing.

If only there was a Facebook app to find love in reflections.