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Now There's Proof: People Who Post Workout Pics On Facebook Are Narcissists


There's a study about the motivations behind what we all post on Facebook, and it's sure to prove many people's assumptions right.

The study comes from Brunel University London, and the research surveyed people who post status updates about their workouts and linked them to a certain personality trait: narcissism.

The study found,

The study surveyed 555 Facebook users and aimed to measure certain personality traits: extroversion, neuroticism, openness, agreeableness, conscientiousness, self-esteem and narcissism.

And while the study found a link between all those gym selfies on your News Feed and the people doing the posting, the research also concluded those people's posts are more popular than others.

The study's summary reads,

But regardless of how many likes people's workout posts get, there's reason to believe most people still find those posts annoying.

Tara Marshall, PhD, a lecturer at Brunel, explained,

The research had other interesting findings, such as a link between users who frequently post about their relationships and low self-esteem.

But, there's no doubt the study keyed in most on the correlation between narcissism and the gym selfie-loving friends on your Facebook.

Citations: Posting about your workout on Facebook means you're a narcissist, study says (Mashable), Facebook status updates reveal low self-esteem and narcissism (Science Daily), Facebook status updates reveal low self-esteem and narcissism (Brunel University London)