Quick, think of that one guy on your Facebook feed — you know, the one who’s constantly posting selfies of himself posing, sometimes shirtless, sometimes using a filter, and always posing so as to accentuate his best features. That guy might just be a psychopath.
According to a report detailed on Yahoo Health, the kinds of men who often post pictures of themselves online (including celebrities like James Franco, Justin Bieber and Kanye West) are more likely to have narcissistic and psychopathic tendencies than men who are social media shy. Men who post selfies and change them using editing software also score high on self-objectification, meaning they value their outward appearance pretty highly.
The recent study conducted by lead researcher Jesse Fox, assistant professor of communication at The Ohio State University, was conducted with 800 men ages 18 to 40, all of whom filled out separate surveys concerning their photo-posting behavior on social media sites and their tendencies toward antisocial behaviors and self-objectification.
These sorts of narcissistic men likely see themselves as smarter, more attractive, and all-around better than others, but they may still have fragile egos. More alarming is the tendecy toward antisocial behaviors, including a lack of understanding or compassion toward others as well as a penchant for impulsive, often dangerous behavior.
Of course, the results don’t mean any man who posts selfies has antisocial tendencies. For more information, you can read the full article at Yahoo.
Still, ladies looking for a red flag to help filter out the assholes from your life, you may want to watch out for the prolific selfie-posters.