Spending time online and trying to perfect your online identity by making changes to your profile can go a long way in boosting your self-esteem. As opposed to how a mirror keeps reminding us of our flaws, Facebook on the other hand helps by showing us a positive version of ourselves. A mirror just reminds us of who we really are; which in most cases can’t be perfect right?
Facebook does a whole lot of good for us, but this doesn’t mean it deceives of us of who we really are. It just gives us a positive portrayal of ourselves. When you post anything on any social media site, you will be able to filter out all the negative and unflattering details about yourself. As far as contacts are concerned, Facebook allows us to present our photos in a more presentable way, which further goes to boost our esteem.
Studies have shown that social networking sites can help people with low psychological well beings and can bring them out of their shells.