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The dangers of “e-personality”

As if we didn’t already know this….

Excessive use of the Internet, cell phones, and other technologies can cause us to become more impatient, impulsive, forgetful and narcissistic according to a new book on “e-personality,” say psychiatrist Elias Aboujaoude, MD, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of Stanford University’s impulse control and obsessive-compulsive disorder clinics, in a new book, Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality.

Drawing from his clinical work and personal experience, he discusses the Internet’s psychological impact and how our online traits are unconsciously being imported into our our offline lives. Check out Dr. Elias Aboujaoude’s new book if this is of interest.

-DF

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Written by David Frederick

March 11, 2011 at 12:18 PM

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