Selfies Linked to Narcissism, Psychopathy

A new study does not paint a pretty picture for guys who post a lot of selfies on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram.

Ohio State University researchers found that men who posted more online photos of themselves than others scored higher on measures of narcissism and psychopathy.

In addition, men who were more likely to edit their selfies before posting scored higher in narcissism and self-objectification, which measures how much they prioritize their appearance.

“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,” said Jesse Fox, PhD, lead author of the study and assistant professor of communication at The Ohio State University.

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