Guys – do you take lots of selfies and post them online? It’s no secret that we as a society are slightly obsessed with the whole selfie craze right now, and people will go to incredible lengths to have the perfect selfie body. It doesn’t matter where we are, we always seem to whip out the phone and snap a quick picture we can post online to show everyone else just how happy we are while we’re doing whatever it is we’re doing. And selfies aren’t just common with “normal”, everyday people, as celebrities take (and post) a ton of them too! While thought to be generally harmless in nature, it turns out that males who post a lot of selfies online tend to register as more “psychopathic” than others, according to a study completed by Ohio State University. Now, it’s easy to think of serial killers and insane people when we throw the term psychopathic out there, but that’s really not who the study is talking about. Apparently, some levels of psychopathy are even considered normal in a person! Who knew?!
Here’s what the study did find, though, as told by Jesse Fox, who authored the study of the 800 men who ranged in age from 18 to 40: “It’s not surprising that men who post a lot of selfies and spend more time editing them are more narcissistic, but this is the first time it has actually been confirmed in a study…” Fox continued, “The more interesting finding is that they also score higher on this other anti-social personality trait, psychopathy, and are more prone to self-objectification.” The study went on to show that the men who post selfies but don’t edit them score even higher when it comes to being psychopathic, as was evidenced by their impulsiveness in posting the photos.
See, everyone who said people who post selfies every 5 minutes were crazy might just be on to something!
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SOURCE: Ohio State University