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    Why Do We Like to Talk About Ourselves in Social Media?

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

    Why Do We Like to Talk About Ourselves in Social Media? - as part of the news series by GeoBeats.

    People are willing to give up 25% of their potential earnings if they can share their private information with others, says a report.

    People love to talk about themselves. How often we have heard that?

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has published a series of studies that were conducted by the researchers at Harvard University on how does self-disclosure benefit humans.

    Wall Street Journal explains the findings - when we talk about ourselves either in person or through online platforms like twitter and facebook, our brain experiences the type of pleasure that's associated with money, food, or sex.

    The questions covered topics like personal taste in food, hobbies as well personality characteristics.

    Participants placed much higher value on revealing their information when they had an audience.

    One of the studies measured the brain activity during self-disclosure and it was found that there was higher brain activity as compared to when participants discussed topics that were not about them.

    That may explain why it is said that if an interviewer is talking more than the interviewee, things are looking good for the interviewee. As the interviewer talks more, there's a greater chance he or she is going to walk away with a positive impression.

    What percentage of the time do you think you talk about yourself?