How FOMO affects you
Besides FOMO, excessive use of social media may also affect the social behaviour of an individual. Work performances of adults, young adults and school children are also seen to be affected owing to excessive use of social media.
"One may grow into an introvert and avoid socialising with others and may also develop 'social anhedonia', that is the inability to feel pleasure in normally pleasurable activities," Srivastava added.
Sippy said: "A tendency grows to remain in the virtual world. One finds it difficult to face real life situations which often leads to imbalance in a relationship. One does not know how to react in real life situations in a quick span of time."
Psychologists also added that increased preoccupation with the social media is also affecting personal relationships with the family, friends and relatives.
"One starts ignoring family members and remains more busy in texting or socialising via apps on mobile," they pointed out.
The impact also differs with age. According to psychologists, teenagers tend to be easily affected and face more problems.
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