Social Media Social media allows you to get in touch with people from allover the country without even having to leave your couch.While this provides for some terrific networkingopportunities, it also enables you to see just howmany…interesting personality types there are out there. Asyou’re browsing Twitter and Facebook, remain aware of thefollowing types of social media users:
The constant ranter From the time they wake up to the time they sign off, theyfind something to complain about. The traffic was outrageouson the way in. Their lunch was cold. Their boss is in a moodagain. Their husband/wife/mother/unruly dog makes theirliving situation stressful. They need more hours in a day. Youget the point. Don’t let this person’s negativity get to you. It’snot you, it’s them.
The overenthusiastic networker This person LOVES to connect with people on social media,but sometimes it goes a little too far. What starts off as acasual interaction about the latest episode of Mad Men turnsinto a discussion about your past employment, your pets,your next vacation, your political beliefs, and so on. Whenthey start asking for your social security number, it’s time tocut them loose. But really, even if they seem harmless, it’sbest to keep the conversation casual and not give outpersonal details.
The secret spy You always thought you had a little rivalry going between youand that other guy in your department, but who knew that thisperson was secretly collecting a secret file of all of yourtweets and statuses. While you were innocently mentioningthat you’re excited for the weekend, the spy was taking ascreen shot of this and talking to your boss about how thismeans you hate your job. They use your posts to illustratethe fact that you took an unusually long lunch today. Whendealing with this shady character, remember that anythingyou tweet can and will be used against you.
The play-by-play user While Twitter is great for short updates and Facebook allowsyou to share your thoughts with the world, some people getcarried away when they use these sites. Talking about howyou adopted a new pet or won an award is fine. Sharing thatyou’re craving a cheeseburger, have to go to the airportsoon, need a new pair of shoes, would love to be able to govisit your best friend, can’t wait to go camping this weekend,and need a nap is a bit much. If you’re getting tired of feelinglike you’re actually living this person’s life, you can hide theirposts. You’re probably not the first to do so.
The constant critic Regardless of how great that movie was or how delicious thenew restaurant in town is, this guy has something negative tosay. He’s as cynical as they come and seems to specialize insquashing dreams and ruining moods. Constructive criticismis great, but this guy takes it to a new level. When dealingwith this person, take their critiques with a grain of salt.Chances are that the movie/restaurant/anything is better thanthey make it out to be. If the ever-present skepticism isbothering you, cut ties.
“the show off” And lastly, we certainly can’t forget to name “the show off”among one of the worst social media users. She’s so proudof herself for losing 40 pounds. He’s so in love. She’s thrilledto announce that she’s received a promotion. He’s blessedwith a beautiful family. We get it. Enough already. If you findyourself dealing with one of these teeth grinding-worthypersonality types, don’t feel bad about clicking the “unfollow”button. That’s what it’s there for, right?
Amanda Clark Amanda E. Clark is the president and editor-in-chief ofGrammar Chic, Inc., a full-service professional writing andediting company. Amanda is a published ghostwriter andeditor, and currently under contract with literary agencies inMalibu, California, and Dublin, Ireland.Read more at http://www.business2community.com/social-media/the-social-media-personalities-everyone-hates-and-how-to-avoid-them-0531113#pH7ES4BtkdHy6BMl.99Read more at http://www.business2community.com/social-media/the-social-media-personalities-everyone-hates-and-how-to-avoid-them-0531113#pH7ES4BtkdHy6BMl.99