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Relationship status: Extroverts make most of Facebook

A new study shows that even though introverts spend more time, the relationship benefits of Facebook tend to accrue to extroverts, narcissists and people who desire great control over how they present themselves.

sex and relationships Updated: Sep 02, 2014 16:26 IST
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A new study has found that shy people spend more time on Facebook but disclose less information.

Also read: How to stay online and anonymous

Dr Pavica Sheldon said that introverts and people who are lonelier spend more time on Facebook than extroverts do and using the site doesn't always mean posting on it.

However, the study shows that even though introverts spend more time, the relationship benefits of Facebook tend to accrue to extroverts, narcissists and people who desire great control over how they present themselves.

Also read: Break-up updates on Facebook ruining relationships among teens

According to Dr Sheldon's research, the 'rich get richer' hypothesis is at play even on Facebook as the more extroverted a person is, the more status posts he or she is likely to make.

The study also found that women divulge more personal information than men do.