People Who Post Their Fitness Routine to Facebook Have Psychological Problems

On August 16, 2017 by Physical Culturist

By iRelease

The title may seem like conjecture or humor, but there is actual evidence which indicates that individuals who post “workout pics” to their social media accounts have real issues.

Psychology lecturer Dr. Tara Marshall argues that posting these types of status updates “reflect[s] people’s personality traits.” So if the images also contain evocative or provocative poses, it is reasonable to read into these as well. More specifically, Brunel University research reveals that people who post the aforementioned updates tend to be narcissists, and also that their primary motive is “their need for motivation and validation from the Facebook community.”

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the posts in question do tend to receive the highest quantity of “likes” and “reactions.” However, Marshall also hypothesizes that “it could be that their Facebook friends politely offer support while secretly disliking such egotistical displays.” If you’re an individual who “likes” these types of updates, you may be able to confirm or refute said insight for yourself. But if you’re someone who posts these sorts of updates yourself, this hypothesis might make you wonder.

All-in-all, the survey measured extroversion, neuroticism, openness, agreeableness, conscientiousness, self-esteem, and narcissism. It was found that posts regarding a current romantic partner meant the person posting had low self-esteem, posts about children equated to conscientiousness, and that posts about diet and exercise—as mentioned—suggested genuine narcissism: the strong need for attention and validation.

It should be said that studies like these are not 100% accurate or universal, but it should also be said that you should always think hard about what you are about to post to social media before you do so—or, more importantly, think honestly about why you are about to post what you want to.

*This content was inspired by an amazing article that can be found here: https://curiousmindmagazine.com/people-post-fitness-routine-facebook-psychological-problems/.

source: iRelease

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