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

Fakhra Jabeen*, Charlotte Gerritsen, Jan Treur

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplex Networks and Their Applications VIII
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 2 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications COMPLEX NETWORKS 2019
EditorsHocine Cherifi, Sabrina Gaito, José Fernendo Mendes, Esteban Moro, Luis Mateus Rocha
PublisherSpringer
Pages337-349
Number of pages13
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9783030366834
ISBN (Print)9783030366827
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event8th International Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications, COMPLEX NETWORKS 2019 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 10 Dec 201912 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
Volume882 SCI
ISSN (Print)1860-949X
ISSN (Electronic)1860-9503

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications, COMPLEX NETWORKS 2019
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period10/12/1912/12/19

Keywords

  • Complex mental network
  • Narcissism
  • Narcissistic rage

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