If You Feel Urge to Take selfies, You May Have Psychological Problem


In 2013, ‘selfie’ is the word of the year, declared by Oxford dictionary England. refers to “a self-portrait photography of oneself (or oneself with other people), taken with a camera or a camera phone held at arm’s length or pointed at a mirror, which is usually shared through social media” . Other's describe the taking of selfies in terms of self-presentation theory, which is applied to impress others. The taking of selfies is arguably not a stand-alone action because it takes on other dimensions when it is shared via social media. Such actions enable selfie-takers to present themselves in a controlled way. In recent years, selfie-taking has become an incredibly popular activity often going viral online when sharing selfies via social media domains . _The first selfie was taken 179 year ago in 1839. it was taken by an American photographer and lamp maker ROBORT CARNALIUS . (1) _In 2014, stories appeared in national and international media claiming that the condition of “selfitis” (the obsessive taking of selfies) was to be classed as a mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association and that the condition could be borderline, acute, or chronic. However, the stories were a hoax but this did not stop empirical research being carried out into the concept


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