What's wrong with fans selfie?
selfie love? Strongly advise them not to get involved, because according to a new study, a large number of selfie to Instagram profile makes on others is not the most enjoyable. Seeing a lot of these photos, people perceive the person who posted the Self, not only as a lonely loser. So the next time you want to get under your husky photo, ask to have someone took a picture.
The term "selfie" has gained popularity in 2013
How did selfie?
It is believed that selfie native to Australia. More than 10 years ago, a young man in a drunken state the first to use this word to describe your photo. The young man published a post on ABC Forum in 2002, after the fall, and nearly knocked himself front teeth. A photograph he described only as "selfie". That's right, according to the Oxford dictionary, it begins the history of the term. The next time the word "selfie" was mentioned in one of the personal blogs in 2003.
By 2013, the term "selfie" began to gain momentum. As a result, "selfie" recognized word of the year, after which it is widely spread all over the planet. Despite the fact that the term itself appeared relatively recently, people taking pictures of themselves before the advent of smart phones in 2007. Madonna, John Lennon and Marilyn Monroe - these are just some of the famous lovers of the "selfie".
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As a large number of selfie says about you?
According to a recent study published in the Journal of Research in Personality, people who publish the Self, more often negatively perceived by others than those who publish pictures of himself made by others. In the study, researchers asked 30 students to complete a questionnaire and allow the use of 30 of their photos from Instagram for the experiment. These 30 posts in Instagram treated topics such as appearance, relationship with others and achieve. All photos used without signatures.
John Lennon, 1967
The researchers then asked a second group of students to evaluate the profiles Instagram on 13 characteristics, such as self-esteem, loneliness and successful. The results showed that Instagram users who have placed more shots himself in other people than Self, rated as more entrepreneurial, less lonely, more sociable, reliable, successful, attractive and even potentially good friends.
But the users who have placed a relatively large number of Self, evaluated how people with low self-esteem who do not like adventure, single and less sociable, and on top of another, less successful and not very nice.
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According to one of the authors of the study, professor of psychology at the University of Washington Chris Barry, the experiment showed that even when the two profiles in Instagram have similar content, such as pictures of achievements or travel, feelings to the person who posted a selfie, were negative, and feelings to the person, who posted a photo of yourself from the outside, were positive. According to scientists this suggests that there are certain visual cues that cause a positive or negative feedback on social networks, regardless of the context.
Selfies - a sign of narcissism?
But that's not all. According to the results, selfie accommodation in Instagram profile has nothing to do with narcissism. But the placement of the photos on which users pose just about it. In addition, a large number of subscribers and the pages to which the user is signed, is directly linked to narcissism. Thus personality Instagram users not strongly coincide with the way they were evaluated others.
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The researchers believe that social networks are more important for an understanding of how a person is perceived by others, than to understand the human personality. However, it is unclear on what exactly the reason people react negatively to selfie and positively in the photo taken by others. Perhaps the photo on which people posing perceived by others as more natural.
Marilyn Monroe, 1962
In the future, scientists will try to understand whether people react as negatively selfie featured celebrities. Agree, it's quite interesting. It is unlikely that users will negatively assess the group selfie at the Oscars. But who knows?
Despite the fact that the results of the study, only a small part of the puzzle, they can not hurt to keep in mind when you are thinking of the next time to update your profile in Instagram.
How do you perceive the selfie lovers?