Does Your Facebook-Self Resemble Your True-Self? Before That Next Status Update, Read This! by Dr. Jamie Krenn
A “Facebook-self” study focused on the need for many to have a false-self. The evidence showed that mothers may present a happy home, without noting trying times. Why? Putting on a good face seems to be a drive within some to reach better self-esteem or to keep unhappiness hidden.
The need to have the false-self visible on a digital platform is an unusual trend that has taken shape over the last several years for a variety of reasons. Evidence shows that mothers may present a happy home with a newborn, without making note of the trying times (such as late-night feedings or endless diaper changing actions).
Is it healthy to present a false Facebook-self to keep up with the Joneses? Should we begin to review our profiles and decide if what we post expresses our true life? Perhaps what we don’t post could be a starting conversation with others in similar situations to assist in building coping mechanisms.
What do you think??
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