When your selfie stick is your constant companion, do you ever wonder what your favorite type of selfie says about you? A doctor weighs in on what different types of selfies mean about your personality.
8 Types of Man Selfies and What They Mean
Right this moment, in homes, restaurants, conference rooms, and tourist attractions across the world, there is a good chance that someone, somewhere, is taking a selfie. In 2014, it was estimated that more than one million selfies were taken and shared on social media each day.
More than just a photo of yourself, I’d like to suggest that, like dreams, each selfie tells a larger story. Based on my experience as a researcher with a Ph.D. in Psychology and Doctorate of Education, here is a look at some of the more typical selfies – particularly those taken by men – and what they might mean.
8 Types of Man Selfies and What They Mean
1. Gym Selfie
A gym represents energy, youth, and vitality. Unconsciously, you often reach for just that kind of person, because biologically you are looking for a good father for your children, and he’s telling you that he’s a candidate.
2. Shirtless Selfie
Usually taken in the bathroom at home, be careful with this one! You may have a peacock on your hands, and if he looks in the mirror more than you do, he may not be your best choice.
3. Car Selfie
Culturally, we see cars as a power symbol and a sexual symbol, so this guy is giving out that come-hither vibe.
4. Locker Room/Club Selfie
If it’s taken in a locker room, he may be telling you he’s one of the boys. If it’s taken in a club, he may be trying to impress you with his clubby status. Usually, when someone tries to impress you like that, you might take a look at his polar opposite, or shadow, and consider that he may be insecure.
Have you ever taken a selfie with your meal? Maybe you’re an “I Eat Therefore I Am” type. Or do you take morning selfies? Bathroom selfies? It seems like there are an endless number of types, but here are 15 of the most popular.
The 15 Types of Selfies
Selfies have taken over the Internet. You can’t even log on to Facebook or Twitter or Instagram without being assaulted by the faces of every person you’ve ever met and never wanted to see again. It can all be a bit overwhelming, seeing so much ego and vanity colorfully filtered and arrayed for you on your iPhone.
We can’t stop the onslaught of selfies. Believe us, if we knew a way, we would dedicate all of our energies to such a noble task.
What we can do is break down the species of selfie so that we can better understand the egotistical pics that clog up your bandwidth on the daily. A selfie is always self-serving, but there are a number of ways that a selfie can stroke the ego. Many selfies serve your vanity. You find the best light possible and show off the abs, ass, or whatever other body part is better than the others.
Some use selfies to show their conspicuouis consumption, from where they are vacationing to what they had for lunch. Others employ the selfie to prove to the Internet that they are too clever for a standard selfie. Yes, the selfie is a versatile way to let the world know all the way you think you’re better than the rest of us in whatever way you wish.
So, in honor of Instagram’s three-year anniversary this month, we honor the selfie. Consider all of these ways to put your best, most annoying digital face forward with our 15 Types of Selfies.
The Show You My Good Side Selfie
Every successful selfie puts your best assets forward. For some of us, our eyes are our most attractive quality. For others, our full lips land us attention. Others among us, as my Father always says, “look great walking towards you, but look even better walking away.” When taking a selfie, it is important to be honest with yourself about your best qualities and mercilessly exploit them. If you aren’t being admired for your finer assets, what’s the point of taking a selfie?
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If you’re on social media then you’ve seen the onslaught of selfies in your news feed over the last few years. With all this content, it’s hard to keep up! With your selfie stick in hand, here are 7 types of selfies to try to keep everyone up to date on your fabulous life.
7 different types of selfies
A social phenomenon. A staple in our digital culture. And it’s also an effective way to engage others with your brand. Check out seven different selfies you’ve likely seen on your networks.
What do you think of when you hear the word “selfie”?
A social phenomenon, a staple in our digital culture, an experience we’ve all participated in, the selfie has proven to be more than just a fleeting trend. As more and more people turn cameras inward on themselves, the selfie is criticized as both a desperate form of exhibitionism and reveled as another contribution to our online visual diaries.
Whichever sentiment you side with, the selfie is effective at conveying a sense of personal interaction in an otherwise text-based digital landscape. As we become more and more adept at online conversations, the selfie undeniably provides a feeling of connectedness when you see a familiar face pop up in your news feed.
And – annoying or not – people respond. Selfies shared on social media are 38 percent more likely to be liked and 32 percent more likely to attract comments. It’s not just the younger demographic getting in on the selfie game, either. Although 91% of teens have posted photos of themselves online, people aged 18-34 admit to taking selfies at least once per week.
Whether you think the selfie is a repercussion of online narcissism or a personal way to share an experience, here are seven selfies you have most likely seen and, perhaps, even taken yourself.
- The Healthy Selfie: Designed to show off a healthy lifestyle, this sweaty selfie usually appears right after a gym session along with a caption about heading to the nearest salad bar.