Social Influencers: FOMO and Identity Crisis


  • Molly Hein


influencers, social influencer, Fear of Missing Out, FOMO, identity, influencer and identity


In today’s society, people desire to share their world with others from behind a screen. We follow social influencers and tend to conform our thoughts and beliefs to align with what we see on social media. Through our virtual window, we find comfort in knowing we are not missing out on life by keeping up with the trends of influencers. We sacrifice our unique character and individual self when we imitate others. The good news is that we don’t have to conform to the identity and beliefs of others; we can maintain our own uniqueness by being diligent about what we see online and taking simple steps to maintain our individual identity.

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