If you are reading this and next to a man taking a selfie, remain calm and without creating a scene slowly stand up and walk away.
A study at Ohio State University has found that men who post endless selfies are more likely to have certain unwanted mental traits, such as psychopathic behaviour.
Men that use Instagram-style filters on their snaps are the worst out of the bunch, scoring higher for anti-social behaviour such as narcissism.
We don’t want to use this new info as an excuse to go pointing fingers at people, that’d be childish.
On a separate note, look at all these selfies of Justin Bieber.
Psychologists sampled 800 men aged 18 to 40 about their photo-posting habits on social media. they also conducted questionnaires to test their levels of vanity.
Assistant Professor Jesse Fox said: ‘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.
‘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.
‘Most people don’t think that men even do that sort of thing, but they definitely do.’
Professor Fox said: ‘Psychopathy is characterised by impulsivity.
‘They are going to snap the photos and put them online right away. They want to see themselves. They don’t want to spend time editing.’
Do you have any friends that spring to mind? You may want to tag them and let them know your diagnosis. Then again, you may not…
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