What are the strategies humans use to manage their impression on social media?
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Self-enhancement strategies center around the individual increasing their appeal to others, while other-enhancement strategies center around making the target person feel good in various ways.
Impression management strategies fall into two categories, which are "self-enhancement" strategies and "other-enhancement strategies".
Very good research Rashane!
Can you list another strategy people use to manage their impressions on social media?
Yes mam! Ingratiation!
As it pertains to that individual managing his/her impression on social media, he/she may self-promote by posting his/her credentials like perfect grades, high class degrees, awards and so on so as to emphasize his/her intelligence (Boran and Branscombe, 2012. P109).
Studies have shown the ingratiation technique works successfully (Delamatter and Myers, 1977). By performing these procedures, people can manage their impressions on social media in a way to enhance themselves and make themselves more appealing to persons who are observing them.