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Pressure for “perfection:” The impact of what you share on social media

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Do you ever lie on your social media posts?

Research shows 68% of people embellish, exaggerate or outright lie on social media. There are many reasons, but most point back to the pressure of living up to a certain lifestyle.

A lot of moms feel the pressure to be perfect, especially on social media. So people crop and edit their pictures to hide a messy house or post  only the "perfect" family vacation pictures. Dr. Jared Skillings, Chief of Psychology at Spectrum Health,  says it's called the "halo effect".

"When people look like they are better looking and have it all together, people perceive them as favorable and as a smarter more moral person," Skillings said.

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