1. Selfitis doesn’t exist (yet)
2. The link between selfies, narcissism and psychopathy
In addition, the study found that men who edited their selfies before posting scored higher in narcissism and self-objectification but not in psychopathy. Those who scored high in psychopathy typically posted without editing.
What percentage of men actually edit their selfies before posting? Only UK data is available at the moment. According to the study conducted by Opinium for HTC One, 34 percent of British men retouched every photo before posting. What about British women? Only 13 percent! It’s important to mention, however, that British people are a little different when it comes to selfies…
3. Selfies and Brits
4. Selfies and Russians
5. Selfies and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
According to Dr David Veale, a consultant psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and The Priory Hospital, taking too many selfies is a symptom of Body Dysmorphic Disorder. “Two out of three of all the patients who come to see me with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) since the rise of camera phones have a compulsion to repeatedly take and post selfies on social media sites”, he says. We couldn’t find any studies to confirm or deny his suspicions.