Do you have a friend that seems to post nothing but selfies on their instagram?  Well, a new study by the University of Toronto reveals that regular selfie takers overestimate how hot they really are.

Researchers studied and rated 198 college students before coming to the following conclusion. “Selfie-takers generally over perceived the positive attributes purveyed by their selfies. Here, we found that selfie-takers believed their selfies to look more attractive and likable than photos of them taken by other people. “In reality, though, external raters actually perceived the targets' selfies to look less attractive and less likable than the photos taken by others (as well as more narcissistic). This self-favoring bias did not extend to non-selfie-takers.' Self-enhancing misperceptions may support selfie-takers’ positive evaluations of their selfies, revealing notable biases in self-perception.”

Also, a person who takes a lot of selfies might suffer from the following:

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.


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