Instagram is most popular with ‘narcissistic’ Millennials
The most narcissistic social media app is Instragram – or so Millennials think.
Self-absorbed and introverted, young people are apparently seeking social validation with their posts on the photo sharing app.
Instragram nudged Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter out of the picture for the most narcissistic app in a poll of 10,000 Millennials.
Young people are apparently going to the effort of deleting photos that don’t garner a sufficient amount of likes
And more than 60% admit the platform is the most narcissistic social media app.
LendEDU, who conducted the survey, said: ‘Young people will not beat around the bush as to why they use social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, or Twitter.
‘They use these platforms to boast of their daily tidings, carefully craft their public image, and feed their egos in this interconnected digital age.’
In fact, Instagram received more votes as the most vain social media app than Facebook (10%), Snapchat (15%), and Twitter (11%) combined.
Self absorbed but personal brand orientated youngsters know ‘social media is a powerful tool with the ability to create an entirely new persona, void of reality.’
And other Millennials know the game. The company found 67% of students said it was an ‘unspoken Instagram rule’ to like people’s pictures who had liked yours.
The study showed, according to LendEDU, that the ‘overwhelming majority of social media users do not post pictures to genuinely share their experiences with others.’
Older studies have found the so-called ‘selfie generation’ are narcissistic.
Psychologist Jean Twenge, author of Generation Me, said Millennials are more likely than their parents to claim they’re above average in just about every way.
But there is no evidence they actually are, the researched claimed.