Have you ever stopped and thought about how you felt after looking at a friend’s profile and seeing all of their pictures from their awesome weekend? Studies now suggest that our mood correlate with Facebook. Is it possible that such a popular social media tool can lower a person’s self esteem?
Your mood can alter just by looking at other’s profiles and status updates on Facebook. A friend’s status and pictures may make a person feel like they are not as cool as others. People constantly feel that they need to compare themselves to others, and if they feel lame looking at the comparison, their mood will likely decrease. It is a form of networking that makes you feel like you need to “keep up with the Jones’s.” By being able to see people’s pictures, comments and likes, it makes some people look like they have the perfect life.
Many will go on Facebook to “stalk their ex-s.” When they see something that is good going on in their ex’s life, you see how their bad mood correlates to Facebook. Our mood correlates Facebook correlate in many different ways, but it seems that we are mostly upset when seeing other’s doing things that we wish we were doing also. When we see a person who is constantly updating their status, pictures, etc. we begin to feel inadequate compared to them.
Allow Facebook is a wonderful tool of social media; it is also a device that can break down a person’s self esteem very easily. You might put up a post that you think is really awesome, but when no one likes it or comments on it you will probably feel downtrodden. It may seem like you are alone in feeling down when it comes to not having likes on your comments, but that doesn’t mean that you need to get down about it.