Are you suffering from selfitis?

December 27, 2017 0 By Phil Gee
Are you suffering from selfitis?

Before you get all defensive, this is exactly what it sounds like. Your obsessive taking of selfies could mean only one thing: Selfitis.

Jokes aside, your obsessive taking of selfies could just be your garden-variety narcissism, but selfitis is actually an obsessive mental behaviour being studied by researchers at Nottingham Trent University and Thiagarajar School of Management. The researchers began with a fake news story as inspiration, but recently confirmed that “selfitis” could indeed be “a thing.”

According to the researchers who published their findings in the International Journal of Mental Health Addiction, those afflicted by selfitis will use selfies to improve their mood and/or confidence. Also, it can be a highly-addictive behaviour that can even reveal or be related to other mental health issues and motivations. Low self-confidence for example.

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