They create self awareness When you see yourself in a picture you tend to

They create self awareness when you see yourself in a

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notice flaws and imperfections that most people wouldn’t even notice. Sometimes those imperfections are not even there, but we see them anyways. Low self-esteem is only one issue that can arise from selfies. Another issue is the fact that selfie takingcan become an addiction. Many times people take selfies and post them on social media sites such as
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Facebook. When the person posts their selfie and obtains a great deal of “likes” on the picture, they thenrelate these likes to approval and acceptance and thus, selfie taking can become a major addiction and increase the need for approval by others. Another issue with selfies is that they can cause relationship issues. A person’s significant other can actually get aggravated or jealous of their partner posting too many selfies. It can also cause issues because the people who views the selfie posts, can actually end up liking that person less because they post too many selfies. One final negative that selfies can bring on is hurting possible jobs or current jobs. A selfie posted on the internet can actually influence an employer view of you. You want that view to be positive and some selfie do not portray a positive image.One other major downfall of selfies is that they can actually portray the taker as being narcissistic. Taking and posting too many selfies can actually portray that the person is “full of themselves”. It does often times put off a narcissistic vibe and can cause people to have a dislike for the person based solely on taking and posting too many selfies. Selfies can be positive as well. Positive selfies are usually taken infrequently. A person that takes selfiesinfrequently, generally have a positive view of themselves. They also do not have an addiction to selfies which is healthy. Another characteristic of positive selfies is that the selfies usually include animals, landscape, and other people. A healthy selfie includes something else too. When a selfie includes
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  • Summer '16
  • Dr. K
  • Psychology, selfies, Sexual Selection, Selfie

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