Twitter Users Are So Vain They Probably Think This Post Is About Them (It Is)

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According to a new scientific study, people who tweet a lot tend to be epic narcissists. #Shocker

Researchers led by Shaun Davenport of High Point University conducted surveys with 515 college undergrads and 669 adults (averaging at 32 years old). Participants were asked to fill out the 40-item Narcissistic Personality Inventory and indicate how often they tweeted or updated Facebook statuses.

According to the study, “narcissistic college students prefer to post content on Twitter, while narcissistic adults prefer to post content on Facebook.”

It makes sense that there isn’t a link between college students’ sense of self importance and Facebook posts. They virtually came of age on the social media platform, “just as previous generations might have used a telephone.” Adults who have recently learned the medium, however, are more intentional with their status updates.

People who tweet a lot, on the other hand, had pretty big egos in spite of their age.

Kanye West was not available for comment.

[Pacific Standard]