Narcissists often have captivating personalities, but being attracted to them can lead to problems. Fortunately, there are ways to identify the signs of narcissism on social media, according to researchers. A few of these signs seem self-evident. Narcissists like to wear flashy and expensive clothing. They post frequent status updates, particularly about about diet and exercise routines. They don’t, however, receive a lot of likes or responses from friends. Other findings from researchers are surprising. Narcissists often have distinct, thick eyebrows. Posting selfies correlates to narcissism for men (as one might expect), but not for women. Researchers theorize that women are expected to post selfies, so it doesn’t indicate anything about narcissism.
- Narcissists tend to be well groomed, sporting flashy, expensive, designer clothing.
- Posting a lot of selfies can predict narcissism among men, but not women, according to one study.
- Narcissists receive fewer likes and comments from friends compared to people who are not narcissists.
“While our attraction to narcissism may be harmless in a fictional setting, it has negative consequences in real life.”