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Why some people never like your posts on Facebook?

  1. Some people don’t feel comfortable liking the posts of the ones they don’t know well. In such a case, those people might see your posts but never like them.

  2. You do not like their posts

    Some people only like the posts of the ones who like their posts back. In such a case, if you are not engaging with those people then they might not engage with your posts.

  3. They don’t want you to get them wrong

    Some people might assume that liking the posts of others might indicate that they are interested in them. In such a case, those people refrain from liking posts to not be misunderstood.

  4. They don’t want people to know what they like

    Some people don’t feel comfortable letting others realize what they like and what they don’t like. Those people might thus never like posts to not reveal information about themselves.

  5. They might be lazy

    According to psychologists, even clicking like requires a certain amount of effort. Some people are too lazy to keep clicking like on the posts they like.

  6. They unfollowed you

    If a person has unfollowed you on Facebook then they won’t see any of your posts. In such a case, you will not find them liking any of your posts. (See What happens when you Unfollow someone on Facebook?)

  7. They don’t want to show that they are online

    Some people don’t like posts because they don’t want others to know that they are online or that they actively use Facebook.

  8. You post too much

    If you post too much then some people might stop liking your posts as a result. Those people might still like one of your posts if it was very interesting.

  9. They have trust issues

    People with trust issues might hardly interact with the posts of others before they feel safe around them. In such a case, they might like your posts if they developed enough trust.

  10. They are jealous

    Jealousy is one of the strong reasons that can prevent a person from liking someone’s posts. Some people might be jealous of you or even jealous of the fact that you get many interactions. (See Why do people become jealous of others?)

  11. They don’t want people to know their habits

    Some people don’t want others to know their Facebook usage habits. Those people might not want others to know when they are online or how often they use Facebook.


Written by Alex Williams

Alex Williams is a PhD student in urban studies and planning. He is broadly interested in the historical geographies of capital, the geopolitical economy of urbanization, environmental and imperial history, critical urban theory, and spatial dialectics.

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  1. Great forcite you’ve outlined here Aditya.

    I’d discussed this topic with a client who brought the “fear of being watched” or monitored by their boss while working from home has become sort of a new thing due to COVID and perhaps many companies who found the power of the pivot – no office space to lease, no stolen office supplies, slip and fall claims, no sexual harassment, and no meetings where there is more said than done – which generate higher profits. Even the NIH (National Institute of Mental Health) who says, “The fear that people with social anxiety disorder have in social situations is so strong that they feel it is beyond their ability to control.”

    I recently explained it like this… McDonald’s has billboards and when you drive by, you don’t normally put your hand out of the window and give the sign the “thumbs-up” for the beautiful Golden French fries you just witnessed. Maybe some do, primarily children who want a new toy #HappyMeal

    Again, great takeaways, and I certainly appreciate the time you put into this post.

    Please Share or Like this post (lets see what happens)

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