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wtf? taking selfies lead to mental problems

I saw one new at some news site that taking selfies lead to mental problems o.o what do you think?
Personally I don't take selfies and I think it's stupid and the word 'selfie' more...
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Did it involve Thailand?

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Obviously it's about all over the world who have smartphones
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im taking selfies constantly maybe thats why im so messed up
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(02-18-2014 08:56 AM)alienrat Wrote:  im taking selfies constantly maybe thats why im so messed up

So the reasons that are on the site are true? I don't know because I don't take selfies, but if the person that takes maybe it's waiting for likes and similar things so can lead to sadness or something worse. I see people on my school that take selfies on instagram and then they're asking for likes and on facebook too ...
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I think that has to do with insecurity and low self-esteem, and that can lead to a lot of screwy things.

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(02-18-2014 08:56 AM)alienrat Wrote:  im taking selfies constantly maybe thats why im so messed up

So the reasons that are on the site are true? I don't know because I don't take selfies, but if the person that takes maybe it's waiting for likes and similar things so can lead to sadness or something worse. I see people on my school that take selfies on instagram and then they're asking for likes and on facebook too ...

i dont think they are tbh i dont care whether ppl like my selfies or not im actually glad when people get annoyed by my ugly face >:~)
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Haha in the past I taked some xD but I realised how stupid I was behaving but I was like you , I didn't wanted opinions for if they liked or not
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(02-18-2014 09:07 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  I think that has to do with insecurity and low self-esteem, and that can lead to a lot of screwy things.

Yes I think that is a good explanation
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where's the data to support this claim?

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The OP originally said that it was on a news report. Perhaps the data was on the news report. We may never know, though.

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I used to take selfies but I didn't care for any likes or stuff like that. I only did it for the photo challenges on Instagram.

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I totally see that! Now I have a good excuse to tell people to stop taking selfies and posting them for likes! Oh, and start calling them self-portraits again!

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(02-18-2014 10:27 AM)kfcnyancat Wrote:  I totally see that! Now I have a good excuse to tell people to stop taking selfies and posting them for likes! Oh, and start calling them self-portraits again!
True story...
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Quote:The OP originally said that it was on a news report. Perhaps the data was on the news report. We may never know, though.

why are people so eager to believe random shit on the internet without any data or evidence...

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post the link next time

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(02-18-2014 10:38 AM)Potato Wrote:  post the link next time

I didn't but if look down you'll see one proff. That link is from different country of mine so if I saw the new in a portugal site it is a evidence that it's almost global ...
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Quote:I didn't but if look down you'll see one proff.

i read the article hansgrohe linked to, it's literally based on nothing more than the opinion of some government psychiatrist who thinks that selfies "could affect the development of the country in the future as the number of new-generation leaders will fall short. It will hinder the country’s creativity and innovation."

her opinion is that addiction to taking selfies should qualify as a mental illness, and that it's making a generation of selfie takers less self-confident, thereby reducing the number of future leaders, threatening the development of the country.

1. her worry that selfies are going to cause a shortage of good politicians is obviously unwarranted. it's just obvious. capable politicians aren't the kind of people to be deterred by not getting enough likes on their selfies. and there's enough people everywhere in the world that there's always going to be a surplus of political candidates.

2. there's no evidence to suggest that persistent selfie takers can't deal with not taking selfies, so there's no evidence to suggest that it's an addiction. so there's no justification in classifying it as a mental illness

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well, in other side in my opinion , your speech I think it's right.
When I read for first time that it could be a mental illness I thought " wtf what in the world!? or why specifically 'mental illness' "
so I support your opinion , and probably is certain that taking selfies and waiting for approval from friends to get likes it may lead to insecurity and low self-esteem as Hansgrohe said .
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I generally think people who take excessive selfies are narcissistic bastards wasting their worthless time.

Note the keyword "excessive".

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Quote:I generally think people who take excessive selfies are narcissistic bastards wasting their worthless time.

It's annoying when someone takes thousands of 'selfies' and post it everywhere like , some friend added me in facebook and she takes selfies everyday or photos of the food that is eating or saying that is leaving home and going to walk taking photo of their shoes omg who cares?
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Quote:so I support your opinion , and probably is certain that taking selfies and waiting for approval from friends to get likes it may lead to insecurity and low self-esteem as Hansgrohe said .

people are smart enough to have a good idea of how attractive they are without having to count the number of likes on their selfies. and holy shit somebody agreed with something i said

Quote:I generally think people who take excessive selfies are narcissistic bastards wasting their worthless time.

Note the keyword "excessive".

selfies aren't really all that time consuming. what do you consider excessive?

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You'd have to be pretty damn crazy to take a selfie anyway in my humble opinion
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(02-19-2014 09:09 AM)Symbol Wrote:  You'd have to be pretty damn crazy to take a selfie anyway in my humble opinion

what why lmao
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The whole entire point of selfies is to make yourself feel beautiful/handsome/etc. If you had high self esteem you wouldn't care if people "like" a picture of you.
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Selfies have really been around for a long time. They were just called "self-portraits" before. I'd assume Napoleon must've suffered a lot of health problems.

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Self-portraits took more time then smiling and snapping away, or using a mirror.

Napoleon did all that publicity because he knew that propaganda worked very well, and reminding people he was awesome with paintings really helped, even when he lost battles.

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(02-19-2014 10:22 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Selfies have really been around for a long time. They were just called "self-portraits" before. I'd assume Napoleon must've suffered a lot of health problems.

1.Often not to be shown to someone else if painted by themselves.
2.The only way to show anyone how you looked without seeing you directly was portraits.
3.Napoleon didn't care how he looked, he cared that he was looked at.
4.The article says that if you take a lot of selfies it leads to mental problems, not you take selfies because you have mental problems.
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Ahhh, isolatedsistem is just confusing correlation and causation. Just because excessive selfies correlate to mental illness (I've yet to see actual data on this, but let's pretend it does for this explanation) does not mean that it actually -causes- mental illness. It simply means that people who happen to be mentally ill tend to take selfies more frequently. Smile

Here's an article on the flip side of the coin, promoting the potential benefits of the popularization of selfies.

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^there's no data at all. the entire news report is based on the opinion of one government psychiatrist. if you actually read hansgrohe's link

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