You have probably heard that social networks and the use of technology when it is used too much can be harmful both for people and for interpersonal relationships. People seem to get used to interacting virtually and lose essential social skills for face-to-face communication. But in reality, if you know how to make good use of social networks, this does not have to be negative at all, quite the opposite.

To make good use of social networks it is necessary that you have an active social life outside the virtual world and above all, that social networks do not consume most of the leisure time or free time that you have. Actually, if you know how to make good use of social networks, they can have positive effects on your social networks and your life in general.

Positive effects of social media

Social networks have good points since they allow you to express how you feel with images, songs, videos … It is more difficult to feel ashamed on the Internet than face to face and also, you can think well what you want to say to the world before doing it. It is an easier way to express your feelings accurately.

Social networks have become a very important part of people’s lives since you can see how the people who interest you are doing, know their likes, or any information that the other person wants to provide. It is also easier to keep in touch with family and friends , especially those who live far away or who cannot see regularly for whatever reason.

It is also easier to make new friends, much more than face to face! Friendships can be just one click away. But always knowing who the other person is, making friends online if not done wisely can be dangerous. But what more positive effects does it have? Attentive!

1- You can make friends easily. As we have mentioned in the previous paragraph, making friends is easier, especially if you are a shy person who finds it difficult to break the ice in person.

2- You can better express your thoughts. Thanks to social networks you can better capture your feelings and your thoughts, because it gives you the opportunity to think about what you want to write before others can read it.

3- You can have a network of contacts. Thanks to social networks you can have a network of contacts for the purpose you prefer. Maybe you want to have contacts that help you expand your professional network, or look for contacts that give you support, etc.

4- You can get to know others better thanks to their publications. Before it was more difficult to know what people are like and whether or not they fit in with you. With the publications of other people on their social networks you can get an idea of ​​what their ideology or their way of seeing life is and thus know if it fits with you or if you prefer other types of friendships.

5- Distance is not a problem. Thanks to social networks, distance does not have to be a problem for you. If you have friends or family far from you, social networks allow you to feel close to them every day. It will seem that emotionally they are not and will never be far away. They are one click away from you!

These are the 5 most important positive effects that social networks have on your personal relationships. Without a doubt, social networks have changed our way of connecting with others, now, we have the opportunity to have thousands of people ‘close’ almost without leaving the site. And the best thing is that if you do not neglect your personal physical relationships, this does not have to be a problem for you of any kind.

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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