What makes you a social networking addict has been unscrambled

Have you ever wondered what makes you use the social media so much?Researchers have been found out that neuroticism,the extent to which people experience negative emotions such as stress and anxiety sounds increasing  likelihood of developing an addiction to social network sites.On the other hand, higher amounts of conscientiousness seemed to decrease the likelihood of developing a social network addiction.

The researchers collected self-reported data from nearly 300 college-aged students.They found out that the three personality traits– neuroticism, conscientiousness and agreeableness are part of the five-factor personality model, a well-established framework used to theoretically understand the human personality.

Neuroticism — the extent to which people experience negative emotions such as stress and anxiety — seemed to increase the likelihood of developing an addiction to social network sites.

On the other hand, higher amounts of conscientiousness — having impulse control and the drive to achieve specific goals — seemed to decrease the likelihood of developing a social network addiction.

Agreeableness — the degree to which someone is friendly, empathetic and helpful — alone didn’t have a significant effect on social network addiction until it is combined with conscientiousness, the researchers noted.