My need to impress: Facebook, Twitter...
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|Tue, 12-15-2009 - 2:23pm|
This must be a sign of abnormal self-esteem, don't you think? I've been thinking of opening a Facebook/Twitter account just so I can post photos from my international travels and to inform others of the fabulous things I do (when I do them). The only reason I don't have an account with the social networking websites yet because I hear so much about how addictive they are and most importantly, I'm afraid with my low self-esteem I would be setting myself up for even bigger disappointment if and when someone rejects me on there (have heard those stories as well). Actually, I always thought those websites were exhibiting such lack of privacy but recently I've been realizing that I am the only only who does not have a Facebook/Twitter account. So I must be missing out on something, no?
I thought about why I would participate in the networking sites and I realized that it would only be out of shear need to impress others. Kind of like, look at me, I do all these fun things, I am so well read, traveled, etc. Another way to gain someone's approval and appreciation. Wanting to let others know that I am really a person with interesting interests and adventures.
I wonder what your opinion is of why I have this need in me. Is it healthy narcissism, as my therapist would describe it or just another symptom of unhealthy self esteem?