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Are Selfies The Key To Boost Your Attractiveness? Study Reveals Startling Facts!

Salman_Slefie

May 25th, 2016   |   Updated on August 26th, 2020

Selfies are everywhere. The selfie syndrome is strong. Increasing use of smartphones has given boost to the popularity of selfies.

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If you scroll through Kim Kardashian  social profiles, you’ll generally be greeted with her sexiest, scantily-clad selfies.

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But, what exactly do selfies say about the people in front of the camera? Are selfies just a result of the fact that everyone has access to a smartphone or are they more than that?

According to a recently published study, selfie snappers overwhelmingly overestimated their attractiveness and likability significantly more than the non-selfie takers. However,  those selfie-takers are not only seen as narcissistic but they apparently also have a distorted view of their own attractiveness. And rubbing salt to their wounds, external judges rated the selfie-takers as being less attractive, likeable and more narcissistic.

Elsa Godart, a renowned French psychoanalyst and philosopher, in her book I Selfie Therefore I Am, describes selfie takers as being “stuck in a state of adolescent crisis,” and insists that this phenomenon will only propagate insecurities and provoke precisely the kind of neurotic and self-questioning behaviour that characterises adolescence. Small children are literally their own love interests: they find jubilation in pictures of themselves.”

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All said and done, if taking a selfie makes you feel attractive and boosts your self-esteem, better take a selfie and forget about others’ perception.

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