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Is your selfie–loving hubby a rcissist?

New York, January 7: Check if your husband loves to post edited selfies frequently on the social media sites like Facebook and Instagram as this habit may turn him into a rcissist with underlying insecurity about his appearance to the world. According to a new study, men who posted more online photos of themselves than others scored higher on measures of rcissism and psychopathy.

In addition, men who were more likely to edit their selfies before posting scored higher in rcissism and self–objectification. “It is not surprising that men who post a lot of selfies and spend more time editing them are more rcissistic, but this is the first time it has actually been confirmed in a study,” said lead study author Jesse Fox, assistant professor of communication at The Ohio State University.

Most people do not think that men even do that sort of thing, but they definitely do, Fox added. The more interesting finding is that men also score higher on this other anti–social persolity trait called psychopathy and are more prone to self–objectification. The sample included 800 men from age 18 to 40 who completed an online survey asking about their photo posting behaviour on social media. The participants also completed standard questionires for anti–social behaviours and for self–objectification. Results showed that posting more photos was related to rcissism and psychopathy, but psychopathy was not related to editing photos.  (IANS)

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