Social media just because of the nature of the beast is the heaven of the narcissist and sociopath. Hiding behind a profile where they can manipulate at will.They don’t have to give the usual physical clues that we associate with them. The narcissist can gather thousands of friends be the center of attraction and create a world where they are the queen or the king.
Unlike real life where they can be exposed for the liars they are they can create the perfect world and gain admirers. Their ramshackle apartment? No problem post something from a friend or a magazine. Work less than stellar? Well change from that shop clerk or MacDonalds server to a captain of industry, a lawyer anything you like. After all this is your world you can be whatever you say you are. Vacation a staycation in your house eating Cheetos in front of a tv watching Sponge Bob? That is no big deal either lots of photos you can put maybe a souvenir that suggests an exotic safari or world cruise. Easy peasy. The narcissist is in heaven and there are plenty of people on social media that take things at face value. The ones that don’t well you can make up things about them. Fake pm’s to slander them not hard to get rid of anyone that doesn’t share that overinflated, egotistical self you have built.
Now the sociopath this is one that really excels in social media.
You can be queen of the world. Gather minions by the dozens. Turn people into puppets. Attack people just to see how much you can make them dance. Or you can use your minions to do it for you. What a playground it is! A sociopath has no feelings so for entertainment the suck out others. They love to create misery and will do anything they can. This is their theater and we are the actors to entertain them not real people.
Social Media is a good thing. I don’t want anyone to think I am knocking it. I am on several platforms myself. You meet so many people from all over the world. It is educational and enlightening and fun if used properly but like any other society you have the malignant personalities that troll it. Be careful who you friend and if you see people that are denigrating others ask yourself why? When all the good can come from it why does someone waste time on people they don’t like. They can always block and move on in Facebook and just unfollow on WP and others. There are billions of people on social media the trick is choose wisely who you friend and participate in it with caution.
I have included two excellent articles on social media hope you enjoy them.