Let’s take a look at a few of the issues experts say are common in compulsive selfie taking.
Narcissistic individuals need admiration to feel good about themselves. Posting a selfie allows them to get this admiration by way of likes and comments.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
“Two out of three of all the patients who come to see me with body dysmorphic disorder since the rise of camera phones have a compulsion to repeatedly take and post selfies on social media sites,” says psychiatrist Dr. David Veale.
According to mental health expert Tina Sadri, behavior such as frequent selfie posting “may be little more than a self-presentational strategy to compensate for very low and fragile self-esteem.”
While selfies may seem to boost one’s self-esteem, they actually do so in a negative way.