A lot of the time, I am the type of person who is so consumed with other people that I completely forget my own needs and wants. I do not have any problem with others wanting something of my own, but I do not like the idea of others becoming so involved in my life that they are so different from me. Also, I do not like being told I am so important just because I have a social media presence or a website with my name and mine.
One of the most important things that social media has taught me is that no one is that important. I used to be a person who found being able to access other people’s information very frustrating. Today, I find myself with a much more sophisticated relationship with my information. I’m a bit of a narcissistic jerk, but I’m not the only one. Everyone has their own preferences, but there is no denying that there are others out there who share them.
The fact is that the majority of us are narcissistic jerks. We can’t help it (we’re all born with it) but we need to find a way to cope with it. A healthy amount of self-awareness is a crucial ingredient in our ability to be human. But we are also constantly reminded that there are other people who share our preferences and that the world is not so simple that we can just decide to share ourselves.
This is where social media narcissism quotes come in. These are posts that are supposedly from people who don’t like us. These are not necessarily meant to be an attack on our person, but rather a compliment or simply a way to let the world know that we exist. So, if you’ve ever clicked the link to a tweet from a friend and ended up getting a reply not from them, maybe you are a narcissist.
If you don’t think social media can be a place for self-reflection, then you’re either a narcissist or you lack self-awareness.
Social media is an area where most of us have a lot of control over. Just because someone is replying to a tweet or replying to a post without checking their profile does not mean theyre not using it. But that doesn’t mean that they’re not aware of the effect they’re having on the world. It just makes me question if I’m being too harsh on social media.
I think it’s a little too much to ask of anyone to be aware of everything about themselves, to check out all their friends’ profiles, to check out their own posts and to actually stop and reflect on anything. I think it’s easy to get fixated on the “I” in “I” and ignore the rest. But I think that’s what we all are.
As we all are. I think its a little too much to ask for anyone to be aware of everything about themselves, to check out all their friends profiles, to check out their own posts and to actually stop and reflect on anything. I think its easy to get fixated on the I in I and ignore the rest. But I think thats what we all are.
Its important for us to take a step back and look at everything. We also need to look at ourselves. Because one of the ways we can avoid being fixated on the I in I is to reflect on our own self-awareness. Being aware of ourselves allows us to stop and reflect on things that are happening to us. It allows us to stop and reflect on our own actions, and take more control over how we behave.
For the last few years I’ve been working on a video series called “Social Media Narcissism” that explores the narcissism that can be found in your online interactions, and the ways in which you can overcome it. In this series I talk about how social media is like a self-fulfilling prophecy.