Post a Lot of Selfies? You Might Be a Psychopath, Dude
A recent study about men who post a lot of selfies might surprise you. Or it might answer a lot of questions about that creepy guy you know.
If you ever thought that a guy you know was posting just a few too many selfies and crossing the line into creepiness, you just might be correct, according to a study from Ohio State University :
The picture isn’t pretty for guys who post a lot of selfies on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram.
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.
But if you're one of those fellas, fear not! It might actually help you get laid:
This lack of filtering and impulsivity in SNS [social networking sites] posting may benefit some psychopathic men, however. One study found that male users who had SNS posts that alluded to excessive drinking and promiscuous behavior were perceived as more attractive than male users with posts identifying them as ''the life of the party'' (Walther, Van Der Heide, Kim, Westerman, & Tong, 2008). Thus, when psychopathic men appear reckless or impulsive on SNSs, it may actually help attract mates.
Who knew there would be so much science behind the selfie? And who knew documenting yourself shotgunning Milwaukee's Best is what drove potential mates nuts? What an optimistic report!