narcissism

22 Aug
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These days people take selfies a lot. Even in selfies, selfies with groups are less and with oneself is more. Many accidents have taken place while taking selfie. People love taking their selfie everywhere. In class, in office, in the washroom, at the funeral, the list is never endung. Is taking your own picture always is a sign of narcissism ? 

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  • Priya Parwani
    Priya Parwani   Aug 27, 2017 02:58 PM

    Hello.

    Hope you doing well. Your concern is completely relevant. Taking a lot of selfies is a sign of mental disorder and is related with narcissim. It's not just that people love themselves so much and are proud about their beauty, but their urge to post each and every picture on social media and getting likes. Nowadays, people don't bother where they are and just start clicking pictures which is dangerous for the safety purpose. They want validation from others through social media likes and want to show to world that they are having a cool and good life.

    If someone clicks pictures occassionaly is alright and is not linked with narcissim, they just want to have memories. But clicking pictures daily and without any good reason then it's bad. 

    Hope this will help.

  • Shanmugi B.P
    Shanmugi B.P   Aug 25, 2017 05:47 PM

     

    Hi!!!

       Hope you are doing well. I can clearly understand about your concern.  And I truly agree with your statement. Nowadays people are much addicted to smart phones and social media. They take selfies of  whatever they do. Even when the youngsters have some outing with their friends to resorts or anywhere they just take selfies and start their days. Like, when they have some food, they will take selfies and post in social media like, ”Enjoying with my friends”. It is due to the emerging technology in this trending world. As we feel happy by seeing our loved ones to be happy by seeing those posts. But as a proverb says, “Too much of anything is good for nothing”.

    We can take selfies but should have some limitations. Nowadays many people take risk of taking these selfies and lose their life. So, should have a self-control in taking their selfies. Also, taking selfies can rejuvenate you by seeing your beautiful face more cuteness. It also motivates us, and makes us to love us more. It also help us to store our pleasant memories in heart and also by selfies. To be safe and secure, self-control is the most important matter that matters a lot.

    Hope it helps you!!!

    Take Care :)

  • Shubhanshi Singh
    Shubhanshi Singh   Aug 24, 2017 01:55 PM

    Hey there! 

    We all take selfies at different places we visit. We want to preserve those moments and cherish them when we look at them later. Does it makes us narcissistic? No. 

    But if we are willing to click photos on the risk of our life, then yes, it indicates narcissistic behaviour. People who go to extent just to click selfies are infact disturbed. They may have a high urge to boast in the society or boast their power and status and money. A person who is rich would travel to different restaurants, and click selfies only to upload it later on social media sites just to boast and gain appreciation. They are humans of pride. This is actually sickening. A person must have regards of his life before everything else. Many people have suffered and undergone accidents while taking selfies. 

    Clicking selfies at occasions is one thing but if your mind is preoccupied with what selfies you can click, how and where then you are definitely indicating signs of narcissism. 

  • Heena Sheth
    Heena Sheth   Aug 23, 2017 06:28 PM

    Hi!

    We all are familiar with the trend of taking selfies, it is not only restricted to the teens but also people from almost every generation.Infact, the word "selfie" became so widely used by one and all that, it was also added to the Oxford Dictionary. Studies undertaken by different universities and research teams have shown the negative impacts of taking selfies., such studies have taken across the globe and are plenty in nature. Moreover, constant selfie taking has also been enlisted as a mental disorder according to the American Psychiatric Association.

    However, clicking a few selfies does not denote narcissism. Narcissism according to the Mayo Clinic, is a mental disorder in which a person has an inflated sense of his or her importance, their need of receiving admiration are really strong and they are bad at empathizing with other people around them. If a person is continuosly taing selfies, at every ocassion including a basic lunch they have at home and even when they are brushing their teeth, THAT could show really high levels of narcissim in the person.

    When people take selfies, they post them on social media, with the underlying and unconscious motive of seeking validation. This coupled with continous selfie taking behaviour could indicate that the person is narcisstic in one aspect.

    When it comes to clicking selfies in absurd walks of life, one must be a little more logical, sensical and think before he acts. Rationalizing before fufilling the purpose of thrill-seeking will defintiely lead to less accidents caused by selfies.

  • Heena Sheth
    Heena Sheth   Aug 23, 2017 06:28 PM

    Hi!

    We all are familiar with the trend of taking selfies, it is not only restricted to the teens but also people from almost every generation.Infact, the word "selfie" became so widely used by one and all that, it was also added to the Oxford Dictionary. Studies undertaken by different universities and research teams have shown the negative impacts of taking selfies., such studies have taken across the globe and are plenty in nature. Moreover, constant selfie taking has also been enlisted as a mental disorder according to the American Psychiatric Association.

    However, clicking a few selfies does not denote narcissism. Narcissism according to the Mayo Clinic, is a mental disorder in which a person has an inflated sense of his or her importance, their need of receiving admiration are really strong and they are bad at empathizing with other people around them. If a person is continuosly taing selfies, at every ocassion including a basic lunch they have at home and even when they are brushing their teeth, THAT could show really high levels of narcissim in the person.

    When people take selfies, they post them on social media, with the underlying and unconscious motive of seeking validation. This coupled with continous selfie taking behaviour could indicate that the person is narcisstic in one aspect.

    When it comes to clicking selfies in absurd walks of life, one must be a little more logical, sensical and think before he acts. Rationalizing before fufilling the purpose of thrill-seeking will defintiely lead to less accidents caused by selfies.

  • Reshma Venugopal
    Reshma Venugopal   Aug 23, 2017 03:18 PM

    hi there! 

    So yeah, according to a lot of research, taking selfies and your own picture is a sign of narcissism to an extent. It could also be because people often find selfies to be a good way to promote their happiness. It fights their loneliness. 

    Taking selfies have never ending meanings to it, but like you rightly pointed out, it's getting too much and out of hand. People who take constant selfies, from morning to evening, they are in a way under the impression that people are interested in their lives and that makes them feel better about themselves. It boosts their self esteem. However, like everything which too much importance, there needs to be a limit. And when people over do it, it is constantly becoming more and more of a problem. We all hear reports of how people lose their lives because of this selfie craze. 

    So maybe a little more education in this matter, and little more social awareness on this matter could help greatly. 

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