Men Who Post More Selfies Are More Likely To Be Narcissistic And Psychopaths

January 8, 2015 8:19 PM

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Men Who Post More Selfies Are More Likely To Be Narcissistic And Psychopaths

The act of taking a selfie may have started as a trend, but evidence is mounting that it's here to stay: there is an ABC sitcom of the same name, a gadget promising to assist in the process, the word has been added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary and in 2013, it was the Oxford Dictionary word of the year. But now scientists from Ohio State University have found an interesting finding about guys who post selfies and it has nothing to do with being trendy. According to researchers, men who share selfies on social media are more likely to be narcissists and psychopaths.

And it's not just narcissism and psychopathy. The researchers — who published their findings in the journal Personality and Individual Differences — found that men who were more prone to editing their selfies were also more likely to be narcissists and scored higher in self-objectification (read: th...

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