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Red Flag: Study Says Bros Who Post A Shitload Of Selfies Have Higher Psychopathy Levels

The more you post selfies, the more you crazy!
by Neps Firmalan | Jan 12, 2015
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Before you snap and post a shitload of selfies, know this: You might be labeled as a dangerous man.

No, really.

New research conducted by a team from Ohio State University revealed that men who regularly take and posts selfies show higher-than-average psychopatic tendencies.

(Cue spine-tingling slasher flick music)

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Makes you think twice about that bro of yours who posts his bathroom shots, right?

The study also notes that those who edit their self-portraits before posting are more self-objectifying (read: they are really concerned about and prioritize their appearance). But it doesn't matter if the photos were edited or au naturelif a man regularly takes and posts tons of his mugs, then there's a chance he's also more narcissistic than the average dude, according to the study's findings.

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“It’s not surprising that men who post a lot of selfies and spend more time editing them are more narcissistic, but this is the first time it has actually been confirmed in a study,” says Jesse Fox, the lead author of the study. “The more interesting finding is that they also score higher on this other anti-social personality trait, psychopathy, and are more prone to self-objectification,” he adds.

However, Fox clarified that selfie addicts aren't necessarily soon-to-be or (gasp!) current psychopaths or narcissists. All participants in the all-male research had personality scores that were within the normal range, albeit having above average levels of the said negative or anti-social traits.

In any case, this research is an eye-opener of sorts that tells us how our online actions reflect our "inner man." It also supports one of many life lessons imparted to us by the Spice Girls: too much of something is bad enough (bad enooouuugh)!

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We love you, Baby Spice!

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