Have you ever noticed at a restaurant that a table of 8, or fewer individuals supposedly getting together, but they are all on their phones? I call it being together, but alone.
Then you have that one girl, or guy taking bursts of selfies. They are snapping away as if no one is present performing their very own photo shoot.
Studies show that there are three categories that some men and women who take selfies fall into:
Narcissism: Extreme self-centeredness and a grandiose view of oneself. Narcissists have an excessive need to be admired by others and have a sense of entitlement. They’re likely to agree with statements like: “I’m more capable than most people,” and “I will usually show off if I get the chance.”
Psychopathy: Impulsivity and lack of empathy. Those high in psychopathy are likely to agree with statements like: “Payback needs to be quick and nasty.”
Machiavellianism: Manipulative-ness without regard for others’ needs. Those high on this trait tend to have little concern about morals.
Self-objectification: This is a tendency to view your body as an object based on its sexual worth. Those high in self-objectification tend to see themselves in terms of their physical appearance and base their self-worth on their appearance. This is the sad category of women when they age they are miserable because their looks fade.
Selfies are fun, but in moderation.
It boils down to respecting your friends and making sure they feel that they are seen, heard and they matter to you.
Happy snapping away Monday!