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The Dark Side of Facebook: Semantic Representations of Status Updates Predict the Dark Triad of Personality

Garcia, Danilo and Sikström, Sverker LU (2014) In Personality and Individual Differences 67. p.92-96
Abstract
sing Latent Semantic Analysis, we quantified the semantic representations of Facebook status updates of 304 individuals in order to predict self-reported personality. We focused on, besides Neuroticism and Extraversion, the Dark Triad of personality: Psychopathy, Narcissism, and Machiavellianism. The semantic content of Facebook updates predicted Psychopathy and Narcissism. These updates had a more "odd" and negatively valance content. Furthermore, Neuroticism, number of Facebook friends, and frequency of status updates were predictable from the status updates. Given that Facebook allows individuals to have major control in how they present themselves and draw benefits from these interactions, we conclude that the Dark Triad, involving... (More)
sing Latent Semantic Analysis, we quantified the semantic representations of Facebook status updates of 304 individuals in order to predict self-reported personality. We focused on, besides Neuroticism and Extraversion, the Dark Triad of personality: Psychopathy, Narcissism, and Machiavellianism. The semantic content of Facebook updates predicted Psychopathy and Narcissism. These updates had a more "odd" and negatively valance content. Furthermore, Neuroticism, number of Facebook friends, and frequency of status updates were predictable from the status updates. Given that Facebook allows individuals to have major control in how they present themselves and draw benefits from these interactions, we conclude that the Dark Triad, involving socially malevolent behavior such as self-promotion, emotional coldness, duplicity, and aggressiveness, is manifested in Facebook status updates. (Less)
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Facebook, Extraversion, Dark Triad, Latent Semantic Analysis, Machiavellianism, Narcissism, Neuroticism, Personality, Psychopathy
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Personality and Individual Differences
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67
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92 - 96
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Elsevier
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1873-3549
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10.1016/j.paid.2013.10.001
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  author       = {Garcia, Danilo and Sikström, Sverker},
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  keyword      = {Facebook,Extraversion,Dark Triad,Latent Semantic Analysis,Machiavellianism,Narcissism,Neuroticism,Personality,Psychopathy},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {92--96},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Personality and Individual Differences},
  title        = {The Dark Side of Facebook: Semantic Representations of Status Updates Predict the Dark Triad of Personality},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2013.10.001},
  volume       = {67},
  year         = {2014},
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