Does a selfie reveal something about the person-in-pic? In fact, your style of taking a selfie can disclose various secrets of your personality, says a new study.
Researchers from Nanyang Technological University Singapore, said the pose of taking selfie, the place from where it is taken and even the angle of selfie can bring forward several aspects of a person’s personality.
Experts said that the facial expressions, emotions and other personality secrets could be judged through selfie.
For example, if a person looks happy and smiling in a selfie, he/she is likely to be kind hearted and co-operative, the study said.
People who take selfie of below their face are able to adjust in all kind of circumstances. Similarly the people who are crazy to take selfies in public places seem to be very honest, it said.
Experts feel that selfies reveal more about an individual’s personality than any other ordinary photo because in the selfies, people have to handle the camera themselves. (Bollywood Country Report)
With the spurt in technology, posting a selfie on social media will only grow and remain part of the global cultural landscape for years to come, says a report by New Jersey-based communications agency Coyne PR.
The report examined the culture of selfies, including why people are interested in them, what purpose they serve and how people can use selfies to express themselves.
“We wanted to explore not only how selfies are used today, but how they may be used in the future,” Daily Free Press reported Marie Baker of Coyne PR as saying. “People take selfies for the same reason they would take traditional photographs to capture memories,” said Baker.
There is a drastic difference between showing off a new haircut and then risking your life on the side of a mountain for the perfect shot. “Social media gives so many people a channel to express themselves for the good and the bad,” Baker added.
Approximately 85 percent of survey responders said they post a selfie once a week on social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram. The survey found that 82 percent of responders take selfies because they want to show off something new, such as clothing or a hairstyle. Several students said they take selfies as a way to communicate with friends.