Most Selfie-Takers Aren't Actually Driven by Narcissism, Say Researchers

Stylist - If you use social media, chances are you’ve occasionally copped to taking a sneaky selfie. Self-portraits are nothing new: one of the earliest surviving examples was made by the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten’s chief sculptor, Bak, way back in 1365 BC. Despite this, however, digital selfies are frequently held up as an example of vapid, vain millennial culture.

These "are the people who love documenting their entire lives," says another of the study co-authors Harper Anderson, a Ph.D. student at Texas Tech University. "And in documenting and sharing their lives, they're hoping to present themselves and their stories in a positive light."

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