As it turns out, men who take a lot of selfies are telling the world more about themselves than just what is in their pictures.
According to a new study led by Ohio State University Professor Jesse Fox, men who post a lot of selfies to the web tend to exhibit higher levels of narcissism and psychopathy.
It is worse if men edit their own selfies.
The study found that men who edited their photos have higher levels of narcissism and self-objectification. The only good thing is that these men are not necessarily psychopaths, as Fox explains that psychopathy is related to impulsivity. Impulsive people, it’s suggested, wouldn’t bother waiting to edit their photos.
The data for the study was compiled from 800 male participants between the ages of 18 and 40. These completed an online survey about their selfie-taking habits and filled out questionnaires on antisocial behavior and self-objectification.
However, the University explains that while all subjects exhibited higher levels of these traits, they were still all within the range of normal. If you would like to read the study yourself, it can be found here http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886914007259