A national survey conducted by the Girl Scouts of the USA of over 1,000 teen girls shows that when it comes to their online persona, they tend to downplay their intelligence and act meaner.
“Girls say they come across as more well-rounded in person than they do online,” senior researcher at the Girl Scout Research Institute Kimberlee Salmond said in the press release. “One of the hypotheses is that perhaps those other qualities aren’t necessarily the online currency that gets traction. The things they think will get approved are the fun, funny aspects. It might just not be the right forum to display every aspect of their personality.”
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