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Are you sure?

Yes. Because now there's a real study that suggests the heaviest users of Facebook are narcissists and people with low self-esteem. Though, I really feel like a 100 person sample (of college students) really isn't enough to make this conclusion statistically significant. I thought the most value came from this:
Narcissism and Self-Esteem on Facebook was written by York University undergraduate student Soraya Mehdizadeh. Speaking to CTV.ca, she summarized how everyone participates in social media, saying "you very carefully construct the image of yourself that you want people to see."

Mehdizadeh went on to say "that's why so many people get paranoid if their boss sees them on Facebook. They're worried that they don't project the same image there that they project in their workplace."

Which I can definitely see and agree with. We post what we want others (who don't know us) to see and suppress the rest. Why? Because we can. But how different is that from the real world where we might suppress some of our more jerk-like tendencies? If we don't express those jerk-like tendencies, does that mean we aren't a jerk or just that we aren't a jerk "most of the time?"

Alright, thinking about this got me to places I wasn't expecting... I guess that's a good thing?
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Re: Are you sure?

I agree... is it our thoughts, or our behaviors that make us what we are?

and if our behaviors are positive because we're naturally upbeat, is that superior to someone whose behaviors are positive but struggles with a negative attitude / thoughts?

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Re: Are you sure?

I think we are defined by our actions, mostly because those defining us only know what we say or do. If you do good deeds people will see you as a good person, and the evil thoughts in your head don't mean anything (in that they don't define you) until you act on them. So, if you act up-beat around me and give no outwardly appearance of negativity, then I would take you for an up-beat person. Obviously because I wouldn't have anything else to go from.