Yup, we all have these people in our news feed. Gotta share their workout with the whole entire world, usually accompanied by a selfie of them flexing.
If you suspected these people may have mental issues, then you are correct. At least that's what researchers from Brunel University concluded.
The study discovered that people who constantly brag about fitness tend to demonstrate narcissistic traits, which is the term psychologists use to describe the mental disorder people have in which they gain pleasure from obsessive self admiration.
Their intention is to seek external validation and attention in the form of likes and comments. These people have very little concern for others well being, and constantly look for ways to be the center of attention.
These narcissists also wrote far more status updates about what they eat and their fitness routines.
The researcher wrote
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