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‘I Ain’t Like You’ A Complex Network Model of Digital Narcissism

  • Fakhra JabeenEmail author
  • Charlotte Gerritsen
  • Jan Treur
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 882)

Abstract

Social media like Twitter or Instagram play a role of fertile ground for self-exhibition, which is used by various narcissists to share their frequent updates reflecting their narcissism. Their belief of saving and assisting others, make them vulnerable to the feedback of others, so their rage is as dangerous as their messiah complex. In this paper, we aim to analyse the behaviour of a narcissist when he is admired or receives negative critics. We designed a complex adaptive mental network model of the process of narcissism based on the theories of neuroscience and psychology including a Hebbian learning principal. The model was validated by analyzing Instagram data.

Keywords

Narcissistic rage Narcissism Complex mental network 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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