Selfies. I honestly don’t know what to think about them.
That’s not true. I’m obviously a big fan of chicks posting scantily clad selfies to the Internet. It’s all the other one-person selfies that I can do without. Then again, what is the alternative? A photo of scenery without someone’s stupid face and their shitsipping grin? That’s just as bad. Maybe even worse. Everyone hates the scenery poster on social media. But if that scenery poster is a guy, at least he isn’t showing signs of being “narcissistic, impulsive and display other anti-social characteristics such as a lack of empathy” according to Ohio State University researchers.” Or, in other words, a psychopath.
The chances that you’re actually a psychopath just because you take and post selfies are probably low. However, the chances that you’re in love with yourself are probably high. But “hey, what’s not to love, right?”…is exactly how you should answer everyone who calls you out on it. Followed up with, “I’m just sharing my gift,” because if people can use that as the reason they go on The Voice or whatever, you can certainly use it for why you’re posting countless photos of yourself — striking the same basic pose — all over social media.
As it turns out, though, the real potential psychopaths aren’t the guys who just post or even edit selfies, but the ones who do so without tardiness or delay.
According to Telegraph:
Those who edit their own pictures to make themselves look better show signs of narcissism and self-objectification, said assistant professor of communication Jesse Fox.
Men who put their pictures online as soon as they can are more likely to show signs of psychopathy, defined as having a lack of empathy or regard to others and impulsiveness.
Ms Fox said: “It’s not surprising that men who post a lot of selfies and spend more time editing them are more narcissistic.
“The more interesting finding is that they also score higher on this other anti-social personality trait, psychopathy, and are more prone to self-objectification.”
She added: “Most people don’t think that men even do that sort of thing, but they definitely do.”
Men showing signs of psychopathic behaviour were those who did not take time to carefully edit their photos before posting them.
“Psychopathy is characterised by impulsivity,” she added. “They are going to snap the photos and put them online right away.
“They want to see themselves. They don’t want to spend time editing.”
“FUCK EDITING! THE GODDAMN WORLD NEEDS TO SEE ME NOW!”
Geez. Take it easy, you fucking psychopath.