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Your Friday Daily News Digest
Many of us have those friends who always posts their latest ride or FTP test numbers on social media (if not, maybe it’s you?). Researchers from Brunel University in London conducted a study to find out why people share their workouts on social media, concluding that people with higher volume of posts tend to be narcissists.
“Narcissists’ use of Facebook for attention-seeking and validation explained their greater likelihood of updating about their accomplishments and their diet and exercise routine,” the study found.
“Furthermore, narcissists’ tendency to update about their accomplishments explained the greater number of likes and comments that they reported receiving to their updates.
“Although our results suggest that narcissists’ bragging pays off because they receive more likes and comments to their status updates, it could be that their Facebook friends politely offer support while secretly disliking such egotistical displays. Greater awareness of how one’s status updates might be perceived by friends could help people to avoid topics that annoy more than they entertain.”
Click through to read more at Science Direct.