Finding out what is hidden behind the pleasant appearance of a man you like is very simple. Just look at his profile on the popular social network and count the number of selfies! What can photos on the front camera of a smartphone tell about?
Not only the fair sex, but also men love to take selfies. There is nothing special if such pictures only occasionally appear in the feed of your passion. But it’s a completely different matter when innocent entertainment develops into real insanity.
Daffodils take more selfies
As part of the study, American scientists from Ohio University analyzed the character traits inherent in men who regularly post selfies. As it turned out, such representatives of the stronger sex are prone to narcissism. Those who additionally use filters and color correction before publishing demonstrate two more qualities – narcissism and a tendency to narcissism. Despite the fact that the conclusion seems quite obvious, it was the first time it was confirmed scientifically.
The study involved 800 men of different ages – from 18 to 40 years. The experiment took place in several stages. First, the participants described the criteria by which photos are selected for publication on social networks. Then they answered a series of questions aimed at determining the level of social behavior and self-esteem. The men were also asked to describe how often they apply additional processing to selfies before posting them online.
Luckily, not all of the men tested turned out to be narcissists. However, the majority showed a tendency towards this quality. In addition, 85% of respondents confirmed that it is of great importance for them how others evaluate their appearance. With the development of social networks, this trend is growing. According to researchers, today people are much more concerned about their appearance. This is true for both men and women. Users with high self-esteem post a large number of selfies, receive feedback from friends and followers. This encourages them to post even more photos.
What else can you learn from selfies on social networks?
But Chinese researchers conducted another experiment. Scientists from Singapore analyzed how character affects the features of shooting yourself on the front camera. So, kind and friendly users more often photographed themselves from the bottom up. The conscious and serious strove to take selfies against a neutral background, avoiding personal belongings and other details from getting into the frame. Those who were open to communication and new impressions smiled more often in the pictures, but nervous users were photographed with a “duck” expression on their faces.
We all want to present ourselves in the best possible light, but how we do it says a lot about who we are. Trying to make the right impression about yourself through a selfie may not be successful, because real character traits give themselves away one way or another.
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