New Study Reveals Startling Fact About Men Who Take Selfies

mrctvstaff | January 12, 2015
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Ah selfies! The social media phenomenon that’s taken the world by storm. Everyone from world class soccer players, to President Obama has snapped a selfie or two.

According to a recent article from Medical News Today, these seemingly innocent snapshots may indicate a darker side of our personalities.

A study conducted through Ohio State University (OSU), found that men who frequently take selfies score higher on tests for narcissism (duh), and wait for it, psychopathy.

Jesse Fox, an assistant professor of Communication at OSU, is the head author of the study and had this to say about the results.

"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
told Medical News Today.

Before you get too worried, Fox mentioned that just because the men in this survey scored higher than average for these personality traits, it doesn’t mean they are narcissists or psychopaths.

In fact all of the men in the survey were within normal behavior range. 

The study included 800 men between the ages of 18-40 answering an online survey about their selfie habits, and personalities.

Just some food for thought the next time you click upload for that killer photo of yourself.