The night routine for everyone can be simple: First brush your face, teeth and lie down to sleep. There is one step people often do not mention, but that does not mean they do not: A small check of some profiles on social networks.
Sometimes you see the profiles of people you do not like at all, you hate the way they talk, what they are wearing, etc., but for one reason or another, from time to time you switch to their profiles.
This is known as "social media stalking" or "harassment on social media" and when you do it because you do not like these people, it is also known as "hate-stalk", or "hate / dislike harassment".
Before you feel weird and anxious, you need to know that you are not alone. In all likelihood, while you are entering the profile of someone you do not like, someone else may be on your profile for the same reason, writes Cosmopolitan.
Why do we do this?
Simply put, controlling other people’s profiles is a distraction from the world.
Meghan Jablonski, PhD, clinical psychologist, explains that channeling your negative energy into an Instagram or Facebook profile manages to quickly reduce stress, sadness or even anxiety.
Stimulating your ego by judging others can cause the brain to release dopamine, which regulates our ability to feel pleasure. The latter makes it easier to create a habit.
Unfortunately, the bad feelings you may have do not go away forever. Therefore, releasing "this negative energy" on social networks for a little "quick happiness" is not a solution.
While it may be somewhat impossible to never check any profile, let’s try to channel our anger elsewhere.
Also, let's "like" only the posts that really make us feel good about ourselves and help us, so the "wizards" of the social networking algorithm show us more of these posts that we want and need, than posts we hate but want to see.