A recent polling of 3,700 college students ranked Instagram.com the "most narcissistic" social media app of their generation.

A large majority of students polled (64%) ranked the photo sharing app more narcissistic than Facebook (10%), Snapchat (15%) and Twitter.com (11%) combined.

Young adults and children as young as elementary school age are consumed with social media and the pursuit of the perfect selfie.

Psychologists say the obsession with social media is spawning a generation of narcissists and sociopaths. Psychologists warn that subclinical narcissism is on the rise in America.

Like the celebrities they idolize, narcissists on social media need admiration from others to feed their grandiose personalities.

“They use these platforms to boast of their daily tidings, carefully craft their public image, and feed their egos in this interconnected digital age," says researchers.

They noted that social media apps, which were intended to help people stay connected, has been convoluted to "create an entirely new persona, void of reality."

78% of students polled said they know someone who deletes Instagram or Facebook posts if they don't get enough likes.

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According to Socialmediatoday.com, "narcissists prefer superficial connections with other people, and are really bad at listening and expressing empathy - this again makes social networks a very tempting environment for them."

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How To Spot Narcissists Online

Socialmediatoday.com put together a list of traits that narcissists share.

Narcissists tend to…

1. Post photos more often, prefer Twitter.com to Facebook

2. Wear name brand, flashy clothing in photos

3. Wear excessive makeup and expose more cleavage (females)

4. Less likely to wear sunglasses in photos (males)

5. Select profile photos that emphasis their attractiveness

6. Have more superficial "friends" online than offline

7. Spend less time on cell phones than non-narcissists

8. Avoid social interaction online, but monitors social media feeds of others

9. Engage in cyberbullying and use profanity more often

10. Attract attention to themselves by direct verbal attacks

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I see some of the older generation doing it too. I find a lot of inspirational, motivational and social media preachers too! Can't really see how this folks look with all the filters and photoshop or how they are really living either: Just a mirage and a bunch of fakery .

  • imright

    Kims bottomz ???

  • Libra80sBaby

    Chile, I guess.

  • imright

    alot of that list sound like ur "roses" ???

  • Real Name

    Yes it is a bunch of fakery. I reactivated my FakeBook page after about 4 years. I was looking at the news feed, all I seen was a bunch of complaining mostly about there other fakebook friends. I also seen a bunch of staged fake fun & on top of that a bunch of subliminal messages about their other fakebook friends and family. After I seen all of that I said to myself this App is depressing Hi & Bye!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Kim looks stupid

  • SpiceGirl

    baby...you just said a mouth full with "subliminal messages" The Book is full of them! smh

  • Real Name

    Right and its done by a bunch of grown people??? just sad.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    I cant even front. When you post anything on IG and them likes start pilling up all fast after you post a pic (more than 20)... Man that rush of dopamine and that lil feeling of importance is something else folk. Good thing i aint got an addictive personality tho.

  • Justlooknout

    I reactivated after 9 years...the first week I was all over it.now nope and more nopes

  • Taylordanes

    Its sad how folks have posted all day we could care less about Kim.... yet the blog owner wants to antagonize folks with more of her.... ho hum..see yall another day...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Isn't this backwards?
    Wouldn't taking excessive numbers of selfies be an indication of narcissism rather than a cause?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    They all look stupid

  • Keisha Hannah

    On the rise huh? People been full of themselves forever lol. They trip me out acting like this shit is new.

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  • Alicia.Ashe

    Yup all I do is scroll like and buy lipstick

  • Libra80sBaby

    I am certain this is the EXACT reason why ppl do it. That rush of validation and approval

  • Malcom Flex

    Me, I ignore damn attention whores and I tell them flat out stop posting selfies that's a no from me.

  • Guess Who


    Attention starved, unloved, wannabe popular and praised for nothing ass weirdos.

  • Smartypants

    I just checked. I have over 50 posts, but only six are selfies.

    Instagram is pretty boring though. Twitter is always popping.

  • YellowSauce

    social media SHOULD be used as a marketing and advertising tool ... some people have ONLY themselves to market and advertise but if you have a product or service its an excellent tool

  • Anunnaki

    No Twitta, no FB no IG, No SNAPchat, Never Skyped, Welp seem like im safe...lol

  • Anunnaki

    umm they are the product and they are selling themselves..

  • Anunnaki

    exactly... It making it hard to date, cause these fellows want to have a social media, and I choose not to date a man with social media accounts...

  • Real Name

    I am with you so much mess.

  • Real Name

    Some of the men are worse than the women. Men know women out number men so some of the ones on social media look for more attention then women.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    that exactly why they do it. ish is cray out here folk

  • bella28498 .

    Most of the ppl posting all the time are extremely unattractive.

  • hottlanta

    I don't have Twitter, Facebook none of that stuff. If someone finds me they are goo.

  • Anunnaki

    I hate it

  • Anunnaki

    yes they are, that chyt irks my dam nerves

  • T3

    I know a dude who takes and post selfies DAILY. And when I called him out on it, he tried to act like I was crazy. Nah dude, you need to get the fawk over yourself!

  • Anunnaki

    I cant even remember my log in info...lol, its been about 5 yrs now

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  • Real Name

    Thats what I'm talking about, just looking for attention & then what to act all baffled like no thats not what I'm doing GTFOOH???

  • freelancepimp .

    I said this years ago. It's not just selfies. Hell it started with myspace. For every attention seeking female there is a thousand thisrty dudes being brought right to her fingertips to feed her ego. It's amazing how those Instagram models always say they don't go out or date because they are so busy seeking attention online.

  • hotntot95

    I dont belong to not naan social media site...I prefer to sit back and watch like https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f78c2fac95fb7f0df9c91155cc08a26b6adcef3eccfca7d22d84f7fab754ada6.png ...

  • T3

    Exactly. Tried to act like that ish was normal and ok.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I have it and set it to private. A small group of family and friends an nobody can post to my page . No tagging or posting without me screening it. I'm on it about three times a week . I post infrequently too it's just out of control if you are on it too long.

  • missmiami305

    Never took a selfie with my tongue or duck face

  • Allihave2say

    You spit out my exact words.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    About a month ago, I was on the train when a painfully unattractive woman started spackling her face with thrift store cosmetics. As I watched in amusement, I began wonder why she was going through so much trouble. Then, she whipped out her cellphone and started photographing herself from every angle - as if she actually had a good side! Apparently satisfied with her impromptu photo shoot, she immediately starting uploading her crime scene photos to Facebook.

  • MsPam

    I don't like that people post their kids Instagram.

  • Real Name

    I agree it starts to become about competition when you have hundreds of friends half of them are friends of friends of friends who you hardly know. The other couple hundred just want to be nosey. Since you have your immediate family and friends & you limit the time you are on I guess it makes a difference.

  • Allihave2say

    Right! These social media forum just gave them a wider platform in which to seek attention and "likes'.

  • Allihave2say

    Yes narcissism and histrionic personalities alike are the reason for the increase in selfies. People who are not narcissistic or histrionic do not use social media in the same manner.

  • Allihave2say

    Sounds like instant gratification and high reward sensation; similar to the way the slot machine rewards each spin with lights and sounds even when you don't win, it gives you hope.

  • Allihave2say

    Are you admitting to spending money on Kardashian products?

  • V Dubb

    Yasssss all of this Sandra. It will be hard to stop though....saw little kids posing for selfies the other day. Lawd. Wouldn't be so easy if they had Polaroids now would it?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Lol. No. But did you notice the originator Kim Kardashian has no selfies on her Instagram? You have to go wayyyy back in her archive to find a selfie. ?

  • V Dubb

    No I didn't but sure will investigate I say. Wait didn't she have an entire selfie book? This chick yo.... like I love myself but I don't even want to see myself that dang much.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I think it makes people even bigger liars and more insecure, which narcissists have in abundance! Many selfies, I find hard to look at, especially when they're supposed to be seductive or alluring, NOT! People are just trying too hard!

  • kekeb

    I thought she learned her lesson bout instagram flexin when she got tied up and robbed in Paris tho

  • kekeb

    I am doneeeeree! This is too funny

  • kekeb

    Girl I know!!! Then my job talkin bout they wanna make everybody get a Facebook page WTF. I need to find out ASAP if this is illegal cause I don't wanna participate

  • Pamela

    My hair damn aches each time I view anyone's selfies. Sheesh. Get a life, a REAL life.


    Seems like it was all in fun but then some people took and take it waaaayyy to serious and go overboard.

  • V Dubb

    Lolol @ minding yall business

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Good Read.
    All the #shade with the selected pics.

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  • SpiceGirl

    yes it is! I be like...say what you mean and mean what you say!!

  • Real Name

    When you ask them who there talking about, they like oh nobody or want to cop an attitude a bunch of damn simpletons SMH.

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