What Taking So Many Selfies Says About You

We all take selfies once in awhile. Whether you want to share the new eyeliner trick you learned, or update your followers of the progress you’ve made at the gym, selfies are a great way to stay active on social media. But how many selfies is too many selfies? That’s something that will always be up for debate, but inevitably, when you post a selfie, you’re opening yourself up to judgement. That’s just how it is. Obviously, everyone is free to take as many selfies as they choose, but be warned — everyone else is also free to unfollow you when they’re sick of looking at your face.

  1. You have no friends. Is there really no one else around to take a picture of you, ever?
  2. You’re self-absorbed. There’s always the argument that you aren’t taking selfies for other people, you’re taking them for yourself. But why? You know what you look like. Do you really need a folder full of reminders?
  3. You have high self esteem. You look good and you know it, so why shouldn’t you flaunt it?
  4. Or, you have low self esteem. You want people to tell you that you look good by liking and commenting on your 18 daily selfies. Social media attention is the only thing that can boost your ego anymore, and the high only lasts so long before you need another hit. Hence, selfie addiction.
  5. You’re superficial. You feel good about yourself when people tell you how pretty you are. What you look like is way more important to you than what you do with your life.
  6. You’re boring. There’s literally nothing more interesting going on in your life than your daily bedroom photoshoots. And even if there is, you’d rather take a picture of your reaction to it than the actual thing that’s happening.
  7. You just love yourself, dammit. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But do you need to shove it in all the rest of our faces?
  8. You have a lot of time on your hands. Tons of time to keep posing away until you get that perfect mix of candid and posed. Oh what? I didn’t realize I was taking a photo of myself, look how photogenic I am.
  9. You fish for compliments. Your #ugly and #muffintop selfies are nothing more than a desperate plea for attention.
  10. You’re addicted to social media. If you’re constantly looking at your life in terms of what kind of selfie you can get out of it, are you really living? Your friends would much rather see your beautiful face in person than on their phone, so maybe try to get out more.
By day, Courtney is a digital marketing copywriter living in Toronto, Canada. By night, she's a freelance lifestyle writer who, in addition to Bolde.com, contributes regularly to AmongMen.ca, IN Magazine, and SheBlogs Canada. Want to chat about relationships, Stephen King or your favorite true crime podcast/documentary/book? She's on Twitter @courtooo.