Selfies aren’t just for narcissists

Narcissists don’t take more selfies than the rest of us, though they do take more selfies featuring only themselves, suggests research in Psychology of Popular Media. Researchers found that among 276 undergraduate students in the United States, there was no significant difference between how many selfies those scoring high in narcissism and those scoring low in narcissism reported taking over the previous week. Participants high in narcissism, however, were more likely to take selfies that featured only themselves. Participants both high and low in narcissism cited grandiose and exhibitionistic aspects of narcissism as motives for taking selfies. Female participants were much more likely to take selfies as part of a group, while men were more likely to take them alone. (Source: American Psychologist Association)

Klára Gajdušková, MA ­