WEB & TECH / FEB. 01, 2015
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Men Who Post Selfies Online Could be Psychopaths

We all know that we should be really careful about what we post online because ‘Big Brother’ aka employers are always alert of what sort of information we share, what we say and do online, in order to shape an opinion about what kind of people we are. But let’s face it, we are all addicted to selfies, and we regularly share selfie pics on our social media profiles.

Well, if you are a man, you should really to watch out! Science warns us that men who post selfies online are more likely to exhibit psychopathic tendencies. That’s what researchers at Ohio State University are saying, who also found that men, who edit their ’selfies’ before sharing them, are more narcissistic and more prone to psychopathy and self-objectification. 

According to Dr Jesse Fox, those who display psychopathic symptoms are going to “snap the photos and put them right away. They want to see themselves”. He also notes that “with the growing use of social networks, everyone is more concerned with their appearance”, and this is not a trend exclusively restricted to women. Men seem to be joining the club.

Watch this video to find out more interesting facts about the psychological effects of posting ‘selfies’ on social media. Have you noticed any peculiar behaviour among male colleagues? Are they obsessed with their self-presentation online? We’d love to hear your stories.

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