In the earlier days, people were more used to having face-to-face communications rather than on letter and phones. This helped them to be more socio-friendly and also be able to maintain relationships with their near and dear ones. However, things have changed drastically after the evolution of the Internet. All thanks to the rapid advancement and progress of science and technology. After the emergence of the Internet, there are many things that have changed for the better and also for the worse. There are two sides of a coin to for everything that brings about a change in our life.
In the same way how social media sites have made communication, business, and interactions more easy and convenient among people globally, on the other hand, it has also brought about many negative side-effects in the life of the people.
Renowned social networking sites like Twitter, facebook, LinkedIn has brought people closer, but it has taken many into the dark side of their lives by reflecting their dark characters. So the question stands whether social networking sites are making us psychopaths? Here is a guided explanation to it.
Insincerity and Untruthfulness
Most of the social networking users that you will come across generally lie on their profile. Studies clear say that about a quarter percent of the people generally give out falsified information on their facebook profiles. This is basically done in order to create a better impression on the people with whom they are having a conversation. Near about 15 to 20 percent of the people on social networking sites provide false information about their vacation trips and job profiles. This is one of the negative sides of their characters that get reflected in the social networking sites.
Become More Antisocial or Gets Disconnected
Social networking sites have become like a drug to people of every group. They spend their time per day on all the social networking sites they have got their profiles. A survey had been conducted where about 20 to 24 percent of the people miss out crucial moments in their life because of rigorous social networking. These people feel that they are more comfortable conversing on various social networking platforms.
Negative or Poor Behavioral Control
Most of the people who are addicted to social networking sites and are using them on a regular basis generally have poor or negative behavioral control. A study had been conducted where it has been clearly seen that about 40 to 45 percent of the people belonging to the younger group are bullied on the social media networks. Nearly a quarter percent of the people have accepted that they have been facing relationship problems just because of confrontational online behavior.
People have become more self-obsessed
People generally get more self-obsessed while using social networking sites like facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. A survey had been conducted where it has been seen that near about 35 to 37 percent of people on LinkedIn change their profile picture regularly. This makes people more self-obsessed and also people become more selfish.