Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Think Tank Tuesday 1/13/15: Selfies Linked to Psychopathic Traits?

A selfie is just a selfie right? Not according to Jesse Fox assistant professor of communication at Ohio State University, whose recent study has found that men who take an abundance of selfies may possess psychopathic traits:

[While it’s not very surprising that a man who posts tons of selfies is more narcissistic — which means he thinks he’s smarter, more attractive, and better than others but may have a fragile ego — it is interesting that this same man also tends to score higher on the psychopathic scale...

...The results don’t mean that men who post a lot of selfies are necessarily narcissists or psychopaths, Fox says. The men in the study all scored within the normal range of behavior — but with higher-than-average levels of these anti-social traits. But, here’s a little trick to tell whether he’s more prone to psychopathic tendencies: The results showed that posting more photos was related to narcissism and psychopathy, but psychopathy was not related to editing photos.] source

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