Here is what ailment a person suffers from who spends their time taking selfies while working out, according to scientific research
June 21, 2019
It is useless to deny it: we live in an era of appearances.
What counts, first and foremost, due to the widespread emergence of social media networks and instant communication, is the image that others have of us.
Obviously, this is not a universal principle and does not apply to everyone, but consider many of the people we know to realize that such an idea is not far from reality.
Moreover, if this has also been confirmed by social science studies, then the so-called "selfie syndrome" is really something tangible and proven.
In fact, one of these research studies has revealed a particular aspect concerning those who live thinking constantly about taking selfies.
The study, conducted by the University of Brunel (United Kingdom) and published in the journal Science Daily, focused on a specific situation: the gym and, in general, working out.
According to these Brunel university social scientists, whoever spends most of their time taking selfies while working out might have some real psychological problems. Specifically, we are talking about a lack of self-acceptance and the constant search for the approval of others.
Besides, looking for personal confirmation, such attitudes may also be dictated by strong narcissistic tendencies. Too much admiration for oneself can, in fact, lead to a constant effort to call attention to oneself and show off, which can become excessive and annoying.
To obtain these results, the study examined over 550 Facebook users who have the habit of posting photos of this kind.
This is not a criticism against those who take selfies or those who take pictures of their workouts, but it is our duty to conclude that anything in excess is never positive, and never as in this case is such a statement more valid.
Therefore, it would be a good idea to think a little less about appearances and instead, concentrate on the essence and substance of who we are and what we do. In doing so, we can certainly obtain more important benefits from popularity achieved on social media networks ...