Are you scrambling to get your phone, when you should be worrying about cleaning up? I have many friends that have got to get nearest the large mirror, in order to snap that selfie, in which they are dripping with sweat. You’ve seen that one man or woman on your timeline that is always guilty of sharing too much information. I have to share what I’ve been learning about someone I know. I wouldn’t say that I know the offender but more of a friend of a friend situation. This man is the king of narcissism and always has his own anecdotes for his crowd of followers. There has to be a lot of his day to put into the posts he makes, each one more ridiculous than the last. I mean, this guy has to put so much detail into every announcement that he just completed another set that is sounds like a mental. It is odd because none of the photos that he posts make him look like he is really handsome, from a male who is comfortable where he stands.
If you are thinking that this guy looks like a movie star who is in perfect condition, think again. He is a portly individual who I will admit, is actually strong. Let’s call him Tim, he would post every workout on his own Facebook wall, for everyone to see. I get letting a couple of close friends, who are interested and wanting to see it, your workout numbers. Otherwise, Tim, do you honestly think that your work buddies and old classmates really care about every single time you lift weights? For lack of a better word, the tackiness that goes into Tim’s Facebook wall goes beyond normal and into a whole new world. He used to make wallpapers of himself, using some poorly made graphic design program. Before you ask, no he has nothing mentally wrong with him, I would never mock a person like that. I would admire all of the dedication that he put into his weightlifting, if he wasn’t so busy rubbing it in everyone’s face. Do I sound out of line, I shouldn’t, as most who were polled agree.
If you are the offender who has been busy showing everyone how he good he looks, like Ron Burgundy in Anchorman, your friends are faking that enthusiasm. To take it to another, much deeper level, when you are giving out likes and thumbs up like there is no tomorrow, to the narcissists, it drives their obsession further into being noticed and appreciated. Hearing that, I couldn’t have the heart to be the one who stops liking show-offs, it’s just too mean. When you are holding back yawns dreading scrolling through your wall to see what Mr. or Mrs. Fitness Freak has done for the day, you know the real truth, there is probably some narcissistic behavior occurring here. Don’t call anyone out on it in public, that would make it tacky for you, just silently hope that they find this information out and start withholding showy posts and images.
Do you have a Tim of your own, who is constantly keeping his follower tuned into every time he lifts a dumbbell. I, for one, think workout selfies, taken privately are cool. I’ve been known to take some post-workout pictures that I thought made me look great. Here’s the kicker, when you have to post them publicly, it kind of reeks of needing to seek approval. I will bypass everything I’ve said, under one condition, you are posting all those pictures to get back at exes and old classmates, that’s a different story!