Insecurity + Relationships = Facebook Posts

Score one for the misanthropes . . . again.

According to a new study published in Personality and Social Psychology, people who are insecure about their relationships tend to post about them more on Facebook. Interestingly, this is not only true of people who are anxious in general, but also of people who are only temporarily insecure. The authors write, “. . . on days when people felt more insecure about their partner’s feelings than they typically do, they posted more relationship-relevant information on Facebook.”

This finding meshes neatly with an earlier study this year which found that people secretly hate happy Facebook couples. Further evidence that maybe it’s a good idea to keep your relationship offline, in the real world.

Photo courtesy of Kevin McShane

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