A big thank you to old mate science for confirming what we had kind of suspected for some time – men who love taking selfies are not only the worst, but may actually be dangerous.
The Sydney Morning Herald report that an Ohio State University study found men who love snapping endless documentary evidence of their own rigs score “much higher” than others on tests that identify signs of psychopathic tendencies.
800 men between the ages of 18 and 40 were surveyed, and reportedly, those who showed increased levels of duckface and shirtlessness also showed impulsiveness, narcissism and an overall lack of empathy.
The study also found that men who post lots of selfies are prone to “self-objectification”, a trait that makes you “value appearance above all else” and can lead to “discounting and ignoring other people based purely on the superficial.”
This is potentially a worry. “We know that self-objectification leads to a lot of terrible things, like depression and eating disorder in women,” said one of the researchers, suggesting we may well see a further increase of these problems in men.
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