Confirmed: Taking Selfies Makes You Feel More Attractive!

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We definitely live in a world dominated by selfies. They are with us everywhere, on Friday nights at the bar, or while we're traveling the world, during life's most precious moments, and 3D versions of them are coming soon.
 Although some people claim selfies have come to symbolize millennials’ self-indulgence, you shouldn’t necessarily feel shame for your selfie-game.

According to new research, all this selfie-shooting has fundamentally changed the way people see you and how we see ourselves.

That seems kind of self-evident, but now we've got the science to back it up.

A study from the University of Toronto says that taking selfies can make you appear more narcissistic to those around you and give you a self-inflated view of yourself.

Confirmed: Taking Selfies Makes You Feel More Attractive!
Confirmed: Taking Selfies Makes You Feel More Attractive!

For the study, researchers recruited 198 participates—100 of whom considered themselves "regular selfie-takers"—to take a selfie, as well as just a regular old-fashioned portrait, and rate how attractive and likable they thought their friends would think each was, if uploaded to social media.

Then researchers had people from the public check out the participants' photos and rate them as to how attractive, likable, and narcissistic they thought each subject appeared.

Not only did most participants think they looked much better in their photos than the public did—ouch—the independent raters generally liked the portraits better than the selfies and thought the selfie enthusiasts came across as significantly more narcissistic in their selfies than everyone else.

Confirmed: Taking Selfies Makes You Feel More Attractive!
Confirmed: Taking Selfies Makes You Feel More Attractive!
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The study suggests that taking selfies is basically just a way of showing people what you want them to see, but not necessarily what the rest of the world sees, which can come off as narcissistic and eventually make you think you're hotter than you actually are.

But hey, what's wrong with a little self-love?

Just flip that front-facing camera toward your face and let yourself feel good about how you look! 😎😍😂

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