Social Comparisons And Negative Well-Being


“Social media and teens using these platforms for comparison have a big downside: it can be detrimental to self-esteem, self-image, and well-being. In addition, constant evaluation of oneself versus others can create a judgmental, competitive outlook. Hence, one study found that people who make frequent social comparisons are more likely to experience envy, guilt, regret, and defensiveness” (“Social Media Comparison & Teen Mental Health,” Newport Academy, January 4, 2019,