Types of social comparison
Examples of Social comparison
Impact of online social comparison on mental health
People with low self-esteem, high narcissism, high neuroticism, and increased anxiety are more likely to use social comparison on social media.
Self-esteem and overall mental health in youth and adults who use online social comparison tend to decline. Many people, especially kids and teens often fail to recognize that they compare themselves to unrealistic, extremely filtered and photoshopped pictures on social media platforms like Instagram.
Upward online social comparison can motivate some people for change. However, in people with lower self-esteem, high narcissism, high neuroticism, and increased anxiety it often creates feelings of inferiority, envy, depression, and anger.