Selfies Are So Much More Than Simple Pics Of Your Face

People in the anti-selfie crowd say that the pictures are vain or stupid. But selfies are actually quite complex! They can tell us about our psychology as a species, and even help us diagnose genetic disorders. Find out why selfies are way more than just photos, and also why there are so many selfie-haters.

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  1. Selfies allow to give meaning to our behavior, to us to confess the truth of our inner existence. 00:49

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  1. Selfies are similar to social media status updates, where people want to share a moment in time with others. 02:32

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  1. A study found a link between the frequency of selfies and the tendency toward psychopathy. 00:31

  2. Machiavellianism is strategic manipulative behavior. 01:38

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Written by Curiosity Staff March 1, 2016

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