Negativity and anti-social attention seeking among narcissists on Twitter: A linguistic analysis

Jennifer Golbeck


A linguistic analysis shows differences in the way narcissistic and non-narcissistic users communicate on Twitter. Because narcissism is marked by attention-seeking, and is related to negativity and perceived victimization, we hypothesized that narcissists would use more words about anger and negative emotions. Conversely, we further hypothesized that they would use fewer words about social interaction and positive emotions. An analysis of over 1,000 users supported these hypotheses.


narcissism, twitter, psycholinguistics

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