Men Who Post Selfies are Narcissists

Brace yourselves: guys who take selfies all the time are narcissists. I know, I know, right?

A study published in Personality and Individual Differences has made the connection between narcissism and selfies, and whilst that seems an obvious connection, it’s actually the very first time such a study has been done. Researchers had 800 men fill out a survey that asked questions about social media habits and measured their levels of narcissism, psychopathy, and self-objectification. The researchers write:

“Self-objectification and narcissism predicted time spent on SNSs [social-network sites]. Narcissism and psychopathy predicted the number of selfies posted, whereas narcissism and self-objectification predicted editing photographs of oneself posted on SNSs.”

Again, shocking.

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