Do you tend to put everything you do with your partner on social media? Well, chances are you're oversharing. Social media PDA can apparently reveal a lot about your relationship. “Oversharing on media indicates a need to seek validation from others. Many people do this subconsciously but the underlying desire is always to prove something to others,” says clinical psychologist Seema Hingorrany.
Oversharing is a way for a person to keep their confidence in their relationship maintained. “They are more likely to feel the need to brag about their relationship, or even monitor their partner online to maintain their self-esteem. Often, people over-share to make others and themselves feel more secure about their bond,” says Dr Kersi Chavda, consultant psychiatrist, Hinduja Healthcare Surgical.
“A little bragging online is totally healthy as it shows that you aren’t ignoring your partner on a public domain. But you need to boost your self-esteem irrespective of your relationship. And keep in mind that sharing affection on social media does not replace doing so in your actual relationship,” says Dr Chavda. Well, looks like it's time to tone down on posting those adorable pout selfies.